The Quality of Mercy

The Quality of Mercy

A Novel

eBook - 2011 | 1st American ed.
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Irish fiddler Sullivan escapes from prison after being implicated in the loss of Erasmus Kemp's slave ship, only to reencounter his nemesis in a struggle that pits Kemp's desire for wealth against Sullivan's advocacy for the disadvantaged.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2011.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780385534789
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive


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Feb 17, 2013

This book is a follow up to the award winning novel "Sacred Hunger". It deals with the legal and moral implications that result from the storyline of the first book. The writing is very good although quite formal in style and the story is interesting but a bit slow moving. This book stands alone but it will be more interesting and easier to follow if you have read Sacred Hunger first. I would highly recommend this book to those that have read Sacred Hunger as it is a really good follow through of the fate of those characters.

Aug 02, 2012

This novel follows some characters from "Sacred Hunger" and tells of the dawning of Erasmus' conscience and love of the liberal, abolistionist's sister. Both books are very good.

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