First US printing. Epic novel, co-winner of the Booker Award (with Ondaatje's English Patient.), a book which explores one of history's greatest tragedy - the inhumanity of the slave trade. Beginning in 1752 Liverpool, this is the story of a slaving ship, of mutineers and African captives who establish a secret community in Florida, of hope and greed and a desire to start over again. An incredible achievement. 629 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. .ISBN # 0-385-265301
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