The night inspector ; a novel: A Novel

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When William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, becomes involved with a Creole prostitute in 1867 New York City, he discovers the continuing underground trade in Black people, a case that embroils him with Boston newspaperman Samuel Mordechai and a deputy customs inspector named Herman
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Grouped Work ID 247ebe0b-cf27-b98e-e254-e16425c3a669
Grouping Title night inspector
Grouping Author busch frederick
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author Busch, Frederick, 1941-2006.
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display_description An immensely powerful story, The Night Inspector follows the extraordinary life of William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, as he returns from the battlefields to New York City, bent on reversing his fortunes. It is there he meets Jessie, a Creole prostitute who engages him in a venture that has its origins in the complexities and despair of the conflict he has left behind. He also befriends a deputy inspector of customs named Herman Melville who, largely forgotten as a writer, is condemned to live in the wake of his vanished literary success and in the turmoil of his fractured family.

Delving into the depths of this country's heart and soul, Frederick Busch's stunning novel is a gripping portrait of a nation trying to heal from the ravages of war--and of one man's attempt to recapture a taste for life through the surging currents of his own emotions, ambitions, and shattered conscience.
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subject_facet Melville, Herman, -- 1819-1891 -- Fiction
title_display The night inspector ; a novel
title_full The Night Inspector A Novel, The night inspector ; a novel / Frederick Busch
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topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Melville, Herman