A Mercy by Toni Morrison

By Toni Morrison


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 wr…


Published date: January 1, 2008
Type: Books
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

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