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007048 03 02 0316007048 03 9780316007047 15 9780316007047 14 09780316007047 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>Stand the Storm</b203> <b029>A Novel</b029> A01 Clarke, Breena 01 eng 320 FIC000000 10 FIC014000 01 01 Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.
The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses wage their daily battles-as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist escaped slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they strive to love each other enough-is what propels STAND THE STORM and makes the novel's tragic denouement so devastating.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Fiction.
Women slaves -- Fiction.
Slaves -- Fiction.