Middle Passage

Middle Passage

Book - 1990
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In 1830, seeking to escape an unwanted marriage, Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave, becomes a stowaway aboard The Republic, unaware that the ship is a slave clipper bound for West Africa.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1990.
ISBN: 9780689119682
0689119682
Characteristics: 209 p.

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njon38
May 10, 2017

This is a wonderful book "picaresque tale, historical romance, sea yarn, slave naarative and philosophical novel". A memorable character Rutherford Calhoun a black man stowaway on a slave ship.

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sxl
Feb 13, 2015

the author constantly showed me my assumptions and expectations were completely off course! To say it is about race would be way too narrow. It is about the universal human experience through a superb storyteller. I found myself repeatedly sensing how insidious prejudice is!

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GrumpyDave
Dec 11, 2010

1990 National Book Award - Fiction

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