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By Tony Williams

On the heels of the slave rebellion in Haiti, the French Empire is rocked by another slave revolt in its colony Saint Helen. The upheaval plunges the colony into a racial war that pits the settlers against their slaves and keeps the community divided long after Emancipation.

Born into this deeply polarized society is Christian Joseph, a mulatto and a devoted acolyte of the Catholic Church. People look up to him because of his complexion and the fact that he was bought up by priests.

His world is turned upside down when he discovers that he was born out of wedlock. To his dismay, he further discovers that his father, heir to the island’s most renowned sugar plantation, has died and left his entire estate to Christian’s mother – a poor black girl. This causes disbelief and outrage among many in the community, including the priests. It forces Christian to return to the village of his birth to try and uncover the secrets of his past.

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eBook formatting and trade print layout by Shelley Glasow Schadowsky.

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