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Douglass' Women: A Novel

Douglass' Women: A Novel
 

Rhodes reinvents the lives of Frederick Douglass and the two women who loved him and lived in his shadow. All the fiery emotions of passion, jealousy, and resentment churn and boil to the surface as the women discover an uneasy solidarity in their shared love for him.

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ISBN 9780743410106
Barcode 9780743410106
Published 15 November 2003 by Simon & Schuster
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
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ISBN-13 9780743410106
ISBN-10 0743410106
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
Publication Date 15 November 2003
International Publication Date 23 September 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Category Romantic Fiction: Historical
Australian
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Autobiographical fiction, Douglass, Frederick, Douglass, Anna Murray, Assing, Ottilie
NBS Text Romance & Sagas
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

WINNER OF THE 2003 PEN OAKLAND JOSEPHINE MILES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WRITING AND THE BLACK CAUCUS OF THE ALA LITERARY AWARD Frederick Douglass, the great African-American abolitionist, was a man who cherished freedom in life and in love. In this ambitious work of historical fiction, Douglass' passions come vividly to life in the form of two women: Anna Murray Douglass and Ottilie Assing. Douglass' Women is an imaginative rendering of these two women -- one black, the other white -- in Douglass' life. Anna, his wife, was a free woman of color who helped Douglass escape as a slave. She bore Douglass five children and provided him with a secure, loving home while he traveled the world with his message. Along the way, Douglass satisfied his intellectual needs in the company of Ottilie Assing, a white woman of German-Jewish descent, who would become his mistress for decades to come. How these two women find solidarity in their shared love for Douglass -- and his vision for a free America -- is at the heart of Jewell Parker Rhodes' extraordinary, epic novel.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Whoopi GoldbergOnce again Jewell Parker Rhodes takes us someplace we never knew existed. With insight and depth we get into the lives of these three historical people, Douglass, Douglass, and Assing, only to realize that they are as contemporary as we are. Well done!

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Author's Bio

Jewell Parker Rhodes, an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, including Voodoo Dreams, Season (formerly titled Voodoo Season) Yellow Moon (formerly titled Yellow Moon), Magic City, Douglass' Women, Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors, and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Nonfiction, is the Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative Writing and artistic director of the Virginia G. Piper Center in Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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