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  • A young slave boy is named and numbered 47 on a nineteenth-century Georgia plantation and encounters the brutality and injustice of the system of slavery.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Walter Mosley  
    Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    3057254  
    EAN
    978031601635350900  
    Genre
    Fantasy  
    ISBN
    9780316016353  
    Publisher
    Little, Brown  
    Type
    Books  
    Volume
    47  
  • A young slave boy is named and numbered 47 on a nineteenth-century Georgia plantation and encounters the brutality and injustice of the system of slavery.

    47 meets a strange being named Tall John who appears to be another slave boy - a runaway. But as 47 comes to realise, John is an extraterrestrial visitor who believes that his destiny is intertwined with the young slave’s.

    Tall John is a science fiction creation but he is also a reinterpretation of High John the Conqueror - a character taken from old slave myths about a spirit come from Africa to confound the slave masters and (ultimately) to free all slaves.

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