In a story spanning generations, Bahni Turpin and Sophie Amoss deliver mesmerizing performances. Turpin portrays Hannie Gossett, born a slave, trying to make a life for herself after "the Freedom." Turpin is outstanding as Hannie, who is determined not to be defeated as she searches for her family--last seen on the auction block. Amoss portrays Benny Silva, a thoughtful, engaged teacher facing a challenging high school English class in rural Louisiana. Her students are mostly poor and disinterested. Separating chapters are a series of actual classifieds, expertly narrated by the ensemble cast. They offer heartrending pleas from newly freed men and women who are searching for loved ones sold during slavery. Don't miss this remarkable audiobook. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9780593213254 $45.00 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN 9780593213261 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593213278 $95.00
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