All Souls' Rising

All Souls' Rising

Book - 1995
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One of the most prolific and gifted writers at work today presents an epic novel of astonishing depth and range about the black uprising in Haiti 200 years ago. A remarkable retelling of an episode of racial hatred at its most visceral and most unimaginably destructive, All Souls' Rising is Bell's most ambitious, most deeply satisfying novel to date.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679439899
0679439897
Branch Call Number: BELL
Characteristics: xiv, 530 p. ; 24 cm.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 11, 2015

I've been reading about Haiti and I was really excited about this historical novel, which features Toussaint Louverture, who lead a slave rebellion. However, it didn't really come to life for me and was a rather slow, sloggy read. Not bad, just disappointing.

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caribouman
Jan 01, 2014

Written in the "Obstructionist Academic" style, so I chose not to finish. I did some research on the book, and it is apparently exhaustively researched, and the writer an expert on the subject. Sadly, I was unable to sink my teeth into it. Good luck!

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kjanowski
Dec 27, 2010

depicts the extremely complicated politics, violence and racial conflict in Haiti in the second half of the 18th century. Set in this French colony around the time of the French revolution. Historical fiction, featuring rebel leader Toussaint. includes historical timeline.

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