Soul Catcher

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Harper Collins, Aug 28, 2007 - Fiction - 418 pages
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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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User Review  - hereandthere - LibraryThing

Soul Catcher is a solid adventure tale set sometime between 1855 and 1859, following the changing fortunes and heart of a slave hunter. I enjoyed reading it for pleasure, and as a part of my study of ... Read full review

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User Review  - donnambr - LibraryThing

This is an excellent book, well written and with a simple yet compelling story. White manages to portray his characters well and also makes the plot and situations within the book realistic and ... 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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