Soul Catcher

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Harper Collins, Aug 28, 2007 - Fiction - 418 pages
16 Reviews

Augustus Cain faces a past he wants to forget, a present without prospect or fortune, and an uncertain future marred by the loss of his most prized possession: the horse that has been his working companion for years. He is also a man haunted by a terrible skill—the ability to track people who don't want to be found.

Rosetta is a runaway slave fueled by the passion and determination only a mother can feel. She bears the scars—inside and out—of a life lived in servitude to a cruel and unforgiving master. Her flight is her one shot at freedom, and she would rather die than return to the living hell that she has left behind.

In the perilous years before the Civil War, the fates of these two remarkable people will intertwine in an extraordinary adventure—a journey of hardship and redemption that will take them from Virginia to Boston and back—and one that will become an extraordinary test of character and will, mercy and compassion. It is an odyssey that will change them both forever.

Soul Catcher is a dazzling tapestry of imagination and character, atmosphere and emotion. Poignant and utterly compelling, it is a story to be savored and remembered.

  

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Review: Soul Catcher

User Review  - Gina Marcelin - Goodreads

I stopped this book at page 79. I couldn't go any further. With lines like "Why would someone want to run away from a place where all his needs were taken care of, where he only had to do what he was ... Read full review

Review: Soul Catcher

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

It is a well researched book about the state of slavery during the 1850's America. The main character, Cain, is a slave catcher doing one last job. The story takes the reader through the contentious times and happenings not many years before the Civil War. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
20
Section 4
36
Section 5
63
Section 6
85
Section 7
96
Section 8
118
Section 15
251
Section 16
253
Section 17
266
Section 18
278
Section 19
299
Section 20
318
Section 21
338
Section 22
350

Section 9
139
Section 10
163
Section 11
182
Section 12
196
Section 13
216
Section 14
237
Section 23
366
Section 24
379
Section 25
393
Section 26
411
Section 27
417
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About the author (2007)

Michael White's previous novels include the New York Times Notable Book A Brother's Blood as well as The Garden of Martyrs and Soul Catcher, both Connecticut Book of the Year finalists. He is the director of Fairfield University's MFA program in creative writing, and lives in Connecticut.

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