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The Bells of Moses Henry

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Pursuing the adventures of Willie Graves, a seven-year-old mulatto boy who is accused of murdering his father, the novel sweeps across the landscape of Virginia--from his mother's bordello in Charlottesville to the majestic Chesapeake Bay to the Great Dismal Swamp to Jefferson's rotunda at the University of Virginia. In the course of his travels, Willie is introduced to th ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published November 26th 2008 by Birch Brook Press
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Jessica
Peter Skinner's novel, The Bells of Moses Henry is a modern day naturalist's tale that is a study of the people and landscape of The Old Dominion State in the 1950s. Skinner does not flinch from a close-up view of racism, prostitution and spiritualism as he drags us through the fertile landscape of Virginia, the island Tangier and the swamps of the Outer Banks of North Carolina with a Hobo named Stick and a teenage fugitive named Willie Graves.

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Glenn
Good story by a former student 40 years ago. About Virginia.
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