A Chain of Voices (Paperback)


Cruelty and passion are evoked in this luminous story of a slave rebellion set in a remote part of South Africa in 1825. At its heart is the confrontation between two men: one white, the other black; one master, the other a slave; two brothers joined as friends and torn asunder as adults in their tragic struggle for freedom. Based on the actual slave revolt and published simultaneously in Afrikaans and English, A Chain of Voices spans three generations of the living and the dead.
?The story?will inevitably evoke comparisons with William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, a work to which it is substantially superior in insight and artistry.?
-Julian Moynahan, New York Times Book Review
?A Chain of Voices is the truest and most provocative study of existential rebellion since the publication in 1951 of Camus's seminal work, The Rebel. Like Camus, Brink reminds us that no matter the human condition, there remains within an indomitable spark bursting to be free, a spirit which may in the end be able to abide physical slavery but never mental imprisonment.?
-News and Observer??Raleigh
?Brink is a good storyteller, adept at the selection and building of detail and the pacing of a momentum which sweeps the reader to its climax.?
-Sunday Tribune
?A Chain of Voices is a broadside of a book?It has much to say about the universality of oppression and the equally ubiquitous striving for freedom.?
-Worldview

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Cruelty and passion are evoked in this luminous story of a slave rebellion set in a remote part of South Africa in 1825. At its heart is the confrontation between two men: one white, the other black; one master, the other a slave; two brothers joined as friends and torn asunder as adults in their tragic struggle for freedom. Based on the actual slave revolt and published simultaneously in Afrikaans and English, A Chain of Voices spans three generations of the living and the dead.
?The story?will inevitably evoke comparisons with William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, a work to which it is substantially superior in insight and artistry.?
-Julian Moynahan, New York Times Book Review
?A Chain of Voices is the truest and most provocative study of existential rebellion since the publication in 1951 of Camus's seminal work, The Rebel. Like Camus, Brink reminds us that no matter the human condition, there remains within an indomitable spark bursting to be free, a spirit which may in the end be able to abide physical slavery but never mental imprisonment.?
-News and Observer??Raleigh
?Brink is a good storyteller, adept at the selection and building of detail and the pacing of a momentum which sweeps the reader to its climax.?
-Sunday Tribune
?A Chain of Voices is a broadside of a book?It has much to say about the universality of oppression and the equally ubiquitous striving for freedom.?
-Worldview

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Imprint

Sourcebooks

Country of origin

United States

Release date

March 2021

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First published

September 2007

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Dimensions

229 x 152 x 34mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback - Trade

Pages

505

ISBN-13

978-1-4022-0865-2

Barcode

9781402208652

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LSN

1-4022-0865-0



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