The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize

The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize

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Longlisted for the Booker Prize, a powerful American debut set during the Civil War and portraying life after slavery in the vein of WASHINGTON BLACK.

In the dying days of the American Civil War, newly freed brothers Landry and Prentiss find themselves cast into the world without a penny to their names. Forced to hide out in the woods near their former Georgia plantation, they're soon discovered by the land's owner, George Walker, a man still reeling from the loss of his son in the war.


When the brothers begin to live and work on George's farm, the tentative bonds of trust and union begin to blossom between the strangers. But this sanctuary survives on a knife's edge, and it isn't long before the inhabitants of the nearby town of Old Ox react with fury at the alliances being formed only a few miles away . . .

Historical fiction, History and Archaeology

Paperback

Nathan Harris

368 pages

H: 232mm W: 152mm Spine: 30mm

Weight: 460 grams