By (author) Walter Mosley
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47 by Walter Mosley
Book DescriptionA young slave boy is named and numbered 47 on a nineteenth-century Georgia plantation and encounters the brutality and injustice of the system of slavery. 47 meets a strange being named Tall John who appears to be another slave boy - a runaway. But as 47 comes to realise, John is an extraterrestrial visitor who believes that his destiny is intertwined with the young slave's. Tall John is a science fiction creation but he is also a reinterpretation of High John the Conqueror - a character taken from old slave myths about a spirit come from Africa to confound the slave masters and (ultimately) to free all slaves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316016353
(190mm x 126mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Walter Mosley
Walter Mosley is the bestselling author of Little Scarlet, Fear Itself, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown; the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries; and other works of fiction and nonfiction. This is his first book for young adults.
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