Home Across the Road: A Novel

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Longstreet Press, 1999 - Fiction - 249 pages
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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An amiable family saga set on a plantation in the Old and New South—replete with lust, theft, miscegenation, snobbery, betrayal, and many other traditional family values—by North Carolina novelist ... Read full review

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China Redd, great-granddaughter of a slave named Cally, has cooked and cleaned for the white branch of the Redd family for nearly 50 years, and the story she narrates is composed of much she was told ... Read full review


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Nancy Peacock lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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