Song Yet Sung (PDF)

  • Paperback
  • 369
  • Song Yet Sung
  • James McBride
  • English
  • 07 January 2020
  • 9781594483509

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James McBride ↠ 5 characters Summary ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ James McBride Read & Download Song Yet Sung A drama of violence and hope among slave catchers plantation owners watermen runaway slaves and free blacks Liz is near death wracked by disturbing visions of the future and armed with “the Code” a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run Liz’s flight and her dre. I was absorbed in this book from start to finish The storyline is superb and the characters are complex It weaves gender race class and geography to create a very real and moving portrait of what is must have been like to live during this time in eastern Maryland McBride does an excellent job in the gray areas of the last 13 years of slavery You really see how the institution dehumanized everyone even the so called civilized people The book does an excellent job in dealing with uestions such as What does it mean to be freeWhat does it mean to be humanWhat does it mean to own another person What are people willing to do for moneyWhat does it mean to be loyalWho is an ally EnemyA final note I am not sure I would have read it as soon as I did but I was attracted to the book by it s hauntingly beautiful cover when I was at my local bookstore

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James McBride ↠ 5 characters Summary ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ James McBride Read & Download Song Yet Sung From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction In the days before the Civil War a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland’s eastern shore setting loose. I ll be honest after Barack Obama won the election on 11408 the LAST thing I wanted to do was read a book about the antebellum South But alas Song Yet Sung was the next reading in my African American women s bookclub However I am so incredibly happy I read this book The story is nothing short of captivating It is extremely thought provoking Author James McBride does an amazing job of illustrating the complexities of slavery By the end of the book I couldn t hate the slave owners or the slave hunters Like the slaves they were caught in a system that was far greater and far powerful than any of them Granted there is an obvious right and wrong black and white no pun intended when it comes to denying freedom to a race of people and treating them as animals servants and commodity Slavery WAS an economic reality in the South that also drove the economy in the North but he doesn t go there that took nothing short of a war to end McBride doesn t let anyone off the hook This isn t the story of evil White people Slaves were slave hunters as well McBride shows us how easily Blacks along with Whites believed a brazen lie that it was ok to enslave a race of people because they WERE less than in every way he also shows us how clearly that was far from truth For anyone let alone hundreds of slaves to escape took courage strength wisdom and strategy beyond comprehension I don t want to give too much away but whether or not there really was a code we know some covert mode of communication existed that was created and carried out by cunning and ingenious soulsThe story itself is wonderfully told Once you get to the chase it s hard to put the book down McBride is a musician and that s obvious Through McBride s descriptions I can only imagine the beauty of Maryland s Eastern Shore juxtaposed the ugliness and brutality slavery Liz s visions show us that we need to be ever vigilant Just as slavery was an insidious cancerous epidemic way back when so are poverty racism violence and illiteracy today My only issue is that the story is tough to follow sometimes The vernacular isn t from 2008 understandably so and McBride doesn t believe in uotation marks The latter forced me to read back every now and again to catch who was saying what All in all though this is a great book Three Railway Engines you get to the chase it s hard to put the book down McBride is a musician and that s obvious Through McBride s descriptions I can only imagine the beauty of Maryland s Eastern Shore juxtaposed the ugliness and brutality slavery Liz s visions show us that we need to be ever vigilant Just as slavery was an insidious cancerous epidemic way back when so are poverty racism violence and illiteracy today My only issue is that the story is tough to follow sometimes The vernacular isn t from 2008 understandably so and McBride doesn t believe in uotation marks The latter forced me to read back every now and again to catch who was saying what All in all though this is a great book

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James McBride ↠ 5 characters Summary ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ James McBride Read & Download Song Yet Sung Ams of tomorrow will thrust all those near her toward a mysterious redemptive fate Filled with rich true details much of the story is drawn from historical events and told in McBride’s signature lyrical style Song Yet Sung is a story of tragic triumph violent decisions and unexpected kindness  . Set on the east coast of Maryland in the mid 1800s Song Yet Sung s main character is Liz Spocott a runaway slave running away from the attentions of her sexually abusive master When we first meet her she s been shot and ends up chained in an attic of a tavern belonging to Miss Patty Cannon a notorious slave stealer who also picks up runaways and sells them to slaveowners in the south as an aside Miss Patty was a real person Liz comes to be known as the dreamer because she has prophetic visions of the future While in the attic an older slave woman tells her bits and pieces of the code an intricate set of signals and words by which slaves can communicate and which also may offer the way to freedom Eventually all of the captives break away from the attic and Patty Cannon decides to go after them to recoup her monetary losses But there s also another person who is hired by Liz s owner to track her down so the stakes become higher for Liz and for the slaves that help her after her escape It is only while she is on the run that she begins to understand the code and she realizes with the help of her dreams visions of what freedom or the lack of it means in the future for slavery s descendants that it is not yet completeWhat really sticks out in this novel is the notion that no one even remotely connected with slavery was free For example Denwood the white slave tracker hired by Liz s owner has his own reasons for doing what he does Miss Kathleen the owner of slaves that help Liz is tied to her land and wholly dependent on her slaves after the death of her husband even the villainous Miss Patty is dependent on slavery to make her living Overall this was a fine novel one that I can definitely recommend I stayed up pretty much through the night to finish it so that tells you something