A Mercy
A Mercy
ISBN
9780701180454
Released
January 1, 2008
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Book condition

Some push-in to top and bottom of spine, and a small bump to one of the corners. Small pen mark on side of page block. In unclipped dust jacket, with a small surface mark to back cover, and several surface marks to front cover.



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BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED


On the day that Jacob, an Anglo-Dutch trader, agrees to accept a slave in lieu of payment for a debt from a plantation owner, little Florens's life changes irrevocably. With her keen intelligence and passion for wearing the cast-off shoes of her mistress, Florens has never blurred into the background and now at the age of eight she is uprooted from her family to begin a new life with a new master. She ends up part of Jacob's household, along with his wife Rebekka, Lina their Native American servant, and the enigmatic Sorrow who was rescued from a shipwreck. Together these women face the trials of their harsh environment as Jacob attempts to carve out a place for himself in the brutally unforgiving landscape of North America in the seventeenth century.


Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction

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