Home across the road: a novel

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Longstreet Press, Oct 25, 1999 - Fiction - 249 pages
6 Reviews
Planter Jennis Redd has a son by a slave and his wife sells it out of jealousy. So begins a multi-generation Southern saga of lust and betrayal featuring two lots of Redds, the white owners and the black servants.

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User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

A quick read (I read it in about a day) the power of this story is more in the way it's told than the actual story line. The author gently weaves the tale from multiple perspectives in such an interesting way, from a perspective of craft I was really impressed. Read full review

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User Review  - Debdanz - Goodreads

This was a truly dismal and depressing story with no redemption/hope/"light at the end of the tunnel" by the conclusion. It didn't add anything to my body of knowledge of the horrors of slavery or the ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Nancy Peacock is the author of two novels, "Life Without Water" and "Home Across the Road". She has worked as a housecleaner, bartender, carpenter, locksmith, costumer, baker, waitress, assistant drum maker, and newspaper deliverer. Now a writing teacher, she lives with her husband in Chatham County, North Carolina.

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