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David Cover


By Ray Robertson

Biblioasis, Paperback, 9781926845869, 296pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2013


Set in nineteenth-century Chatham, David's rebellious hero breaks us in to a little-known place and time in black history.

About the Author
Ray Robertson is the author of the novels "Home Movies, Heroes, Moody Food, Gently Down the Stream," and "What Happened Later," as well as two collections of nonfiction (including "Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live," shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize.) "David" is his sixth novel.

Praise For David

"Ray Robertson's story of an angry black man living in 19th-century Ontario is a mix of historical accuracy and vivid storytelling." Globe & Mail

"David is a fascinating historical novel . . . Not only does this novel make an important contribution to our growing knowledge of local black history and life in late Victorian Canada, it is a powerful and timeless insight into the human condition.
Northern Terminus: The African Canadian History Journal

"In prose that is crisp and clean and a pure delight to read, David recounts his past, considers his hard-won independence, and admits his secrets. But this is no history lesson. Robertson has created a wonderful range of characters in this novel, some of them based in reality, all of them complex, immediate and fascinating. But best of all is David himself. Charming, smart, and audacious, he's good company."Gil Adamson, author of The Outlander

"David is that rarest thing--a novel about the past that burns with the vibrancy of contemporary life--and its eponymous hero is one of the wisest, funniest, and most enchanting characters I've encountered in a long time."Todd Babiak, author of The Book of Stanley