Incomparable World (Hardcover)
George Braziller, 9780807614365, 213pp.
Publication Date: August 17, 1998
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In the years just after the American Revolution, London was the unlikely refuge for thousands of black Americans who had fought for the British in exchange for a promise of freedom, Incomparable World is their story, an unconventional debut novel that follows the adventures of three African-American rogues who have escaped their masters lash only to find themselves once again outcast, but this time on the harsh streets of London's West End.After the British defeat, Buckram, Georgie George, and William Supple sail to London, preferring to attempt a new life there than face possible recapture and a return to slavery. Penniless, without any prospects for employment, and treated as outsiders by British society, they are forced into a life of hustling and petty crime. Their only hope for escape, Georgie George manages to convince them, is a robbery that would make them rich beyond their wildest dreams.Full of vivid prose and accurate period details, Incomparable World is a rich historical thriller that reveals a forgotten chapter of black American history.
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