Pharcel: Runaway Slave Alick Lazare

ISBN: 9780595395781

Published: June 29th 2006

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316 pages


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Pharcel: Runaway Slave  by  Alick Lazare

Pharcel: Runaway Slave by Alick Lazare
June 29th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 316 pages | ISBN: 9780595395781 | 8.27 Mb

Pharcel stayed in the hut long after Coree Greg had left it. His mind was in turmoil as it swung around the rationality of Coree Gregs caution, the boldness of Balas call for present action and Paulinaires ideas about programmed unity among all colored people and an organized campaign against the white government. He trusted the wisdom of Coree Greg and he wanted to follow him- but he found the stirring challenge put forward by Bala irresistible. Pharcel, a runaway slave, is heavily sought by all the political forces on the small island of Dominica-the white English colonists, the revolutionary French, and the rebellious mulattos-for his role in the slave uprisings.Torn between loyalty to his race and a strong personal desire for freedom and acceptance by the colonial powers and the rising mulatto influence, he walks a razors edge of duplicity and ambivalence until his natural rebelliousness is pitted against the full force of colonial power.

In the end, he succumbs to an irresistible and nearly fatal attraction for the wife of a French planter. But in a fit of ruthless rage, Pharcel sets the colony ablaze. Can he rescue her from the hands of his archenemy?



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