On Sale: January 1, 2019
Featuring: Joe Hill
Hardcover / e-Book
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The war of 1812 is over, but for the inmates at Dartmoor
Prison, peace―like home―is still a long way away.
On New Yearâ€™s Eve 1814, the American sailors of the Eagle
finally arrive at Dartmoor prison, bedraggled, exhausted,
but burning with hope. Theyâ€™ve only had one thing to sustain
them during the harrowing voyage―a snatched whisper
overheard along the way. The war is finally over.
Joe Hill thought heâ€™d left the war outside these walls but
itâ€™s quickly clear that thereâ€™s a different type of fight to
be had within. The seven prison blocks surrounding him have
been segregated; six white and one black.
Inspired by true events, this novel recounts the remarkable
story of the first ever all-black Shakespeare production,
staged by segregated American prisoners of war. It is a
story of hope and freedom, of loss and suffering. It is a
story about how sometimes, in our darkest hour, it can be
the most unlikely of things that see us through.
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