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by Richard Allen,Breena Clarke

Author: Richard Allen,Breena Clarke
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Library - Unabridged CD edition (November 3, 2008)
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.6
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Stand the Storm: A Novel. Written by Breena Clarke. Narrated by Richard Allen

Stand the Storm: A Novel. Narrated by Richard Allen. The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses wage their daily battles-as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist escaped slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they strive to love each other enough-is what propels Stand the Storm and makes the novel's tragic denouement so devastating.

Breena Clarke grew up in Washington, DC, and was educated at Webster College and Howard University. She is the author of two widely praised novels, River, Cross My Heart, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and Stand the Storm. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Библиографические данные. Stand the Storm: A Novel.

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Thanks to Breena Clarke for giving us some insight into what family life may have been like during a time when the freedom to live as a famly eluded most African Americans. The suffering endured by the Coats family, both as bondsmen and as freedmen, is painful to witness, but I am grateful to authors like Ms. Clarke who describe it in such vivid detail that we can never forget what life was like for African Americans during the 19th century and before.

Breena Clarke is an African-American scholar and writer of fiction, including an award-winning debut novel River, Cross My Heart (1999). She is the younger sister of poet, essayist, and activist Cheryl Clarke, with whom she organizes the Hobart Festival of Women Writers each summer. One of four sisters and a brother born in Washington, . She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey

Breena Clarke grew up in Washington, DC, and was educated at Webster College and Howard University.

I am the author of two published novels: RIVER, CROSS MY HEART and STAND THE STORM. I'm working on a third novel presently. I Won'T turn back and I can't turn around.

Richard Allen has it all: the man carries a story as if it were a beloved child, sings as if his heart will break, and expresses emotion as if he invented it. In this novel he takes the Coats family from slavery to freedom and an uncertain future. His depictions of men and women are equally good, and his ability to interpret the author's directives is flawless. Allen is most amazing when he reads emotional passages. His depiction of freedman Gabriel's outrage at a new regulation that may enslave his daughters transports the listener to the very scene

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Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves, but it is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses wage their daily battles-as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist escaped slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they strive to love each other enough-is what propels Stand the Storm and makes the novel's tragic denouement so devastating.