Margaret Wrinkle

In Wash, her luminous debut, Margaret Wrinkle takes us on an unforgettable journey across continents and through time, from the burgeoning American South to West Africa and deep into the ancestral stories that reside in the soul.  In early 1800s Tennessee, two men find themselves locked in an intimate power struggle. Richardson, a troubled Revolutionary War veteran, has spent his life fighting not only for his country but also for wealth and status. When the pressures of westward expansion and debt threaten to destroy everything he’s built, he sets Washington, a young man he owns, to work as his breeding sire. Wash, the first member of his family to be born into slavery, struggles to hold onto his only solace: the spirituality inherited from his shamanic mother. As he navigates the treacherous currents of his position, despair and disease lead him to a potent healer named Pallas. Their tender love unfolds against this turbulent backdrop while she inspires him to forge a new understanding of his heritage and his place in it.  Margaret Wrinkle will be in the store to read and sign books.

Event date: 
02/20/2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St
27705-4803 Durham
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$25.00
ISBN: 9780802120663
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - February 5th, 2013