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DuBois Public Library FIC JOHNSON (Text) 61000100061387 Adult Fiction Checked Out 05/18/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781982149109
  • ISBN: 1982149108
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

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Includes bibliographical references (page 275).
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Born on a plantation but set apart from the others by her mother's position as a medicine woman, a young slave is forced to leave home at eighteen and unexpectedly finds herself in an infamously cruel jail.
Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Brown was promised her freedom on her eighteenth birthday. Instead she finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil's Half-Acre, a jail where slaves are broken, tortured, and sold every day. Forced to become the mistress of the brutal man who owns the jail, Pheby's survival lies in outwitting him-- even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Women slaves > Fiction.
Slavery > Virginia > Fiction.
African Americans > Virginia > Fiction.
Plantation life > Virginia > Fiction.
Prisons > Virginia > History > Fiction.
Virginia > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Charles City (Va.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Richmond (Va.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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