By James McBride
From the bestselling writer of the colour of Water and music but Sung comes the tale of a tender boy born a slave who joins John Brown's antislavery crusade—and who needs to move as a lady to survive.
Henry Shackleford is a tender slave residing within the Kansas Territory in 1857, whilst the sector is a battleground among anti- and pro-slavery forces. while John Brown, the mythical abolitionist, arrives within the region, a controversy among Brown and Henry's grasp quick turns violent. Henry is pressured to depart town—with Brown, who believes he's a girl.
Over the resultant months, Henry—whom Brown nicknames Little Onion—conceals his real identification as he struggles to stick alive. finally Little Onion reveals himself with Brown on the historical raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859—one of the nice catalysts for the Civil War.
An soaking up mix of historical past and mind's eye, and informed with McBride's meticulous eye for element and personality, the nice Lord chook is either a rousing event and a relocating exploration of identification and survival.