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Indian Valley Public Library Fiction Collins (Text) 39427103556692 Fiction Room: Adult Fiction Checked Out 02/03/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781838530563
  • Physical Description: 358 pages : genealogical tables ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Kildare, Ireland : Olive Collins, 2019.

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1821: After the landlord of Lugdale Estate in Kerry is assassinated, young Art O'Neill's innocent father is hanged and Art is deported to the cane fields of Jamaica as an indentured servant. On Mangrove Plantation he gradually acclimates to the exotic country and unfamiliar customs of the African slaves, and achieves a kind of contentment. Then the new plantation heirs arrive. His new owner is Colonel Stratford-Rice from Lugdale Estate, the man who hanged his father. Art must overcome his hatred to survive the harsh life of a slave and live to see the eventual emancipation which liberates his coloured children. Eventually he is promised seven gold coins when he finishes his service, but doubts his master will part with the coins. One hundred years later in Ireland, a skeleton is discovered beneath a fallen tree on the grounds of Lugdale Estate. By its side is a gold coin minted in 1870. Yseult, the owner of the estate, watches as events unfold, fearful of the long-buried truths that may emerge about her family’s past and its links to the slave trade. As the skeleton gives up its secrets, Yseult realises she too can no longer hide.
Subject: Slaves > Jamaica > 19th century > Fiction.
Sugar plantations > Jamaica > 19th century > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Ireland > 20th century > Fiction.
Jamaica > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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