By Mary Anderson Parks
FROM SLAVERY TO PASSING TO FREEDOM
“Flight to Ohio” starts off in 1836, as 21-year-old Tom and his mom Nellie break out slavery on a Virginia plantation. They quickly notice that Tom, the bastard son of the white grasp, passes as white whilst he isn't visible together with his mom. Tom needs to select as to how one can reside. The stakes are raised while he courts and marries 18-year-old Sarah lengthy, a tender white girl from a revered neighborhood farm family.
What is misplaced while id is hid? What fee is paid? Tom’s emotional tale unfolds opposed to the backdrop of the Cincinnati race riots of 1836 and 1841 and the oncoming Civil warfare. In a spot and time beset with racism, hate, jealousy and violence, the novel’s characters forge deep evolving loves, friendships, and loyalties as they flow in the direction of freedom, their final target.
This is the author’s imagined tale of her personal maternal ancestry.
Mary Anderson Parks labored for twenty-two years as an legal professional representing the foster care/adoption businesses of the Puyallup Indian kingdom, the Seattle Indian heart, and United Indians of All Tribes starting place. She is the writer of 2 past novels, They referred to as Me Bunny, Livingston Press, college of West Alabama (2006), and The Circle Leads domestic, college Press of Colorado (1998). Her husband, an area physicist, is of Korean and chinese language ancestry. they'd daughters and stay in Berkeley with their surviving daughter and her husband, a rock musician, and granddaughters, 10 and 15. Grandson Zach, 24, lives in Boston. Mary used to be born in Ohio, grew up in San Francisco.
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