A new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "March" reinterprets the life of King David as he journeys from humble origins to become the slayer of Goliath and the ruler of a kingdom.
Valerie Martin sets her latest novel in the heat of the antebellum South during a slave rebellion. Drawing on slave narratives and plantation owners’ journals to create the voice of a woman slaveholder, she continues to examine history and the nature of power as she has in earlier works of fiction, most notably "Mary Reilly".
- Valerie Martin author
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