Daughter of My People

James Kilgo

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Daughter of My People

Daughter of My People By James Kilgo Daughter of My People In this extraordinary long awaited debut novel the acclaimed essayist James Kilgo has woven a richly textured and complex tale from the threads of actual events Set in rural South Carolina in the ea

  • Title: Daughter of My People
  • Author: James Kilgo
  • ISBN: 9780820329284
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Daughter of My People By James Kilgo In this extraordinary, long awaited debut novel, the acclaimed essayist James Kilgo has woven a richly textured and complex tale from the threads of actual events Set in rural South Carolina in the early twentieth century, Daughter of My People is the story of the ties of land, blood, and honor that bind and threaten to destroy two families.At the center of the story areIn this extraordinary, long awaited debut novel, the acclaimed essayist James Kilgo has woven a richly textured and complex tale from the threads of actual events Set in rural South Carolina in the early twentieth century, Daughter of My People is the story of the ties of land, blood, and honor that bind and threaten to destroy two families.At the center of the story are two brothers, Hart and Tison Bonner, and their cousin Jennie Grant, the mixed race woman one brother loves and the other dishonors Theirs is a world in which dark passions lead to tragic consequences The burden of understanding that promises redemption and victory over the destructive forces of ignorance and prejudice rests on the shoulders of Jennie A shadowy but prominent figure in the stories passed down to Kilgo, Jennie here is given her due Her strength and dignity, the driving forces of this novel, shine through the generations with the glow of heirloom sterling.Kilgo is a sensory writer, bringing the landscape alive with an abundance of sights, sounds, and smells He writes with a resonance that draws the reader in and does not let go until long after the last page has been turned This is a love story, he says And I hope it breaks the reader s heart as mine was broken in the telling of it.
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    1. JG (The Introverted Reader) on said:

      Hart Bonner is the son of a formerly prosperous plantation owner Jennie Grant is his cousin s biracial cook In South Carolina in the early 1900s, she is considered a Negro and it is a felony for a white man to have relations with her She and Hart carry on a secret affair for years though The strain of the secret and outside influences take their toll on the relationship and things come to a head in 1918.White man, black woman, South Carolina, 1918 Can you say trouble I rarely read synopses of bo [...]

    2. Morrigan on said:

      I wouldn t really recommend this book, it felt disjointed and made little sense in spots and at the end I was left wondering why I had read it and what really happened to all those people I was introduced too.

    3. Gerry on said:

      Jennie Grant, unacknowledged mulatto daughter of the Bonner family patriarch, has been loved in secret by his son, Hart When Hart s half brother Tison tries to purchase her favors, she rebuffs him and sets in motion an ultimately deadly battle between the two men.

    4. Shea Kennedy on said:

      A dark yet passionate story of lovers forever separated by the prejudice of others Romeo and Juliesque in nature Lovely description of place and people Harkens back to the Southern man s quest for nobility and valor.

    5. Jennifer on said:

      I liked this book Beautiful prose, a tender subject, and a thoughtful read.

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