At a glance:
- Author: Susan Straight
- First Published: 2006
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: The early nineteenth century
- Setting: Louisiana
- Genres: Long fiction
- Subjects: African Americans, United States or Americans, Blacks, South or Southerners, Nineteenth century, Slavery or slaves, Plantations or plantation life, Louisiana
- Locales: North America
Susan Straight, who is perhaps best known for her 1992 novel I Been in Sorrow’s Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots, tends to focus on what Publishers Weekly has described as “the intersections of love, race, class and violence” in the modern United States. In A Million Nightingales, her sixth novel, she addresses the same subjects but moves her setting back in time almost two centuries, to a number of slave plantations thriving in the years after the Louisiana Purchase.
Straight begins this ambitious enterprise by taking two very large...
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