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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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  • "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
  • "National BestsellerOne of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year In the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy. Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North. Despite his distaste for dealing in "flesh," he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a plantation owner in Catholic Maryland. This is Florens, who can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Rejected by her mother, Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, and later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives.A Mercy reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter-a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment. From the Trade Paperback edition."@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 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."
  • "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
  • "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."
  • "In 1680s America, an enslaved mother offers her small daughter to a stranger in payment for her master's debt, with unforeseen consequences."

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

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  • "A Mercy"
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  • "A mercy : [a novel]"
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