James McBride “Song Yet Sung”
February 12th, 2008
A runaway slave in pre-Civil War Maryland is caught, imprisoned, then escapes again in James McBride‘s novel “Song Yet Sung.” Liz Spocott has suffered a head injury which gives her the ability to see the future, which, in turn, eventually leaves her to doubt the promise of the underground railroad.
We watch, too, as slavery stains everyone it touches, even those who are essentially good people.
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