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Cloudsplitter: A Novel

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A triumph of the imagination and a masterpiece of modern storytelling, Cloudsplitter is narrated by the enigmatic Owen Brown, last surviving son of America's most famous and still controversial political terrorist and martyr, John Brown. Deeply researched, brilliantly plotted, and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters both historical and wholly invented, Cloudsplitter is dazzling in its re-creation of the political and social landscape of our history during the years before the Civil War, when slavery was tearing the country apart. But within this broader scope, Russell Banks has given us a riveting, suspenseful, heartbreaking narrative filled with intimate scenes of domestic life, of violence and action in battle, of romance and familial life and death that make the reader feel in astonishing ways what it is like to be alive in that time.

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subject_facet Abolitionists -- fiction
Antislavery movements -- Fiction
Brown, John, -- 1800-1859 -- Fiction
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown's Raid, 1859 -- Fiction
Historical fiction, American
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Antislavery movements
Brown, John
Fiction
Historical fiction, American
History
Literature