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The watery part of the world: a novel

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Michael Parker's vast and involving novel about pirates and slaves, treason and treasures, madness and devotion, takes place on a tiny island battered by storms and cut off from the world. Inspired by two little-known moments in history, it begins in 1813, when Theodosia Burr, en route to New York by ship to meet her father, Aaron Burr, disappears off the coast of North Carolina. It ends a hundred and fifty years later, when the last three inhabitants of a remote island--two elderly white women and the black man who takes care of them--are forced to leave their beloved spot of land. Parker tells an enduring story about what we'll sacrifice for love, and what we won't.
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display_description Set along the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the 1800's and the 1970s, the novel follows Theodosia Burr, daughter of Aaron Burr, who by many accounts was captured by pirates and lived out the rest of her life on a remote island, and the island's descendants hundreds of years later.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Freedmen -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, North Carolina -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction, Outer Banks (N.C.) -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
title_display The watery part of the world : a novel
title_full The Watery Part of the World, The watery part of the world : a novel / by Michael Parker
title_short The watery part of the world :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet African Americans, Fiction, Freedmen, Historical fiction, American, History, Literature, Young women