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A mercy : a novel

In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith.

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  • "A mercy"@it
  • "Frequencies"
  • "Mercy"@he
  • "Mercy"@pl

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  • "In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith."
  • "In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith."@en
  • "In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. Jacob, an Anglo-Dutch trader, has a smallholding in the harsh American north. Despite his distaste for dealing in 'flesh', he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a Maryland plantation owner. This is Florens, who can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Florens is hungry for love, first from the older servant woman at her new master's house; but when she's sixteen, from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives ... This is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter in a violent world where acts of mercy have unforeseen consequences."
  • "In order to pay off her debt, a slave woman offers an Anglo-Dutch trader her young daughter, Florens, who in turn feels abandoned by her slave mother and searches for love and acceptance."
  • "In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith, in a novel set in late seventeenth-century America."@en
  • "In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith, in a novel set in late seventeenth-century America."
  • "A Mercy reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and of a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment."@en
  • ""Corren los últimos años del siglo XVII. La espesura de los bosques que pueblan América aún gobierna el espíritu de los hombres. El mundo entero parece a punto de ser inventado por la mano del colono blanco, que se mueve entre los prejuicios y el afán de conseguir bienes materiales: todo, o casi todo, puede comprarse y venderse. Florens, una joven de dieciséis años con manos de esclava y pies de princesa, recorre un largo trecho para buscar al hombre libre que un día llegó a la granja donde ella trabaja para curar la enfermedad de Dolor, otra esclava, pero que al irse se llevó el amor de Florens. Ahora es la dueña la que está enferma. Y Florens debe devolver a aquel hombre a la granja, para que sus manos curen los males del alma y acaricien otra vez su cuerpo de mujer joven que despierta a la vida."--Publisher description."
  • "In 1680s America, an enslaved mother offers her small daughter to a stranger in payment for her master's debt, with unforeseen consequences."
  • "Eind 17e eeuw neemt een Engels-Nederlandse handelaar in Noord-Amerika een klein zwart meisje mee naar huis dat hij heeft gekregen van een zuidelijke plantage-eigenaar die hem geld verschuldigd was."
  • "Au XVIIe siècle, dans une ferme du Maryland, Jacob Vaark, un négociant anglo-néerlandais, fait un mariage de raison avec Rebekka, l'aînée d'une famille anglaise. En compensation d'un retard de paiement il se voit offrir la jeune Florens, qu'il accepte de prendre à son service pour alléger la peine de sa femme, dont aucun enfant n'a survécu. Une relation tragique se noue entre les deux femmes."
  • "In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader who hates slavery takes on a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith. Set in the 1690s."
  • "Der Pflanzer Vaark nimmt gegen seine Überzeugung aus Mitleid ein junges Sklavenmädchen in Zahlung, doch bald stirbt er, und das Mädchen bleibt mit drei anderen Frauen, die das Schicksal dort zusammengeweht hat, allein auf seiner Farm zurück. Zusammen kämpfen sie gegen die Wildnis - die der harschen Natur um sie herum und die in ihnen selbst."

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  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl
  • "History"
  • "History"@he
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Americké romány"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "American fiction"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Bestseller 2008 (Englisch)"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Littérature américaine"
  • "Powieść społeczno-obyczajowa amerykańska"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"@he
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Historical fiction"

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  • "En hui"
  • "Rahmah : riwāyah"
  • "Una bendición"
  • "Una bendición"@es
  • "A mercy : a novel"
  • "A mercy : a novel"@en
  • "Un don"@en
  • "Un don"
  • "A Mercy: a novel"
  • "A mercy"
  • "A mercy"@en
  • "<&gt"@he
  • "A Mercy"
  • "A Mercy"@en
  • "Eleos"
  • "Ḥesed"
  • "Una Bendición"
  • "Raḥmah : riwāyah"
  • "Gnade : Roman"
  • "חסד"
  • "Een daad van barmhartigheid"
  • "Odruch serca"@pl
  • "Odruch serca"
  • "Il dono"@it
  • "Il dono"
  • "A mercy : [a novel]"
  • "Milosrdenství"
  • "Gnade"
  • "Gnade Roman"
  • "A mercy : novel"@en
  • "恩惠"

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