Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Known World by Edward P Jones

We often check out audio books from the library before going on a trip. Our recent drive to see our son was no exception. We listened to The Known World both going and coming - it was that long. I always prefer unabridged, which this was, so it was 12 CD's. It was a very interesting story, set in Virginia 20 years before the start of the Civil War. It was about a former slave who owned slaves of his own. The story jumped around in time a lot, so it took awhile to get used to - it might have been easier to read than listen to - but it was really good. I had no idea that any blacks owned slaves - it's an incomprehensible idea.

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