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Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue 6 editions

Cover of: Day of Tears | Julius Lester

"It's been three days since we've seen the sun."

About the Book

In this masterpiece of historical fiction, award-winning novelist Julius Lester tells the story of Emma -- a slave of Pierce Butler and caretaker of his two daughters -- and Pierce, a man with a mounting gambling debt and household to protect. Emma wants to teach his daughters, one who opposes slavery and one who supports it, to have kind hearts. Meanwhile, in a desperate bid to survive, Pierce decides to cash in his "assets" and host the largest slave auction in American history. And on that day, the skies open up and weep endlessly on the proceedings below. Using multiple voices, ranging from those of slaves to free blacks, of slaveowners to abolitionists, Julius Lester has transformed a little-known event in American history into a heartbreaking and powerfully dramatic epic on slavery, and the struggle to affirm humanity in the midst of it. - Back cover.

6 editions First published in 2005

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Day of Tears
Day of Tears
April 1, 2007, Jump At The Sun
Paperback in English
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Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
July 2006, Recorded Books
Audio CD in English
Cover of: Day of Tears
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
July 2006, Recorded Books
Audio Cassette
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Day of Tears
April 13, 2005, Jump At The Sun
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Day of tears
Day of tears: a novel in dialogue
2005, Hyperion Books for Children
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Day of tears
Day of tears: a novel in dialogue
2005, Hyperion Books for Children
in English - 1st ed.

History

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