A Partial Sun
Here we are, friends, with an Author Page, nimbly constructed and ably managed by Julie Bromley of Signed Books & Stuff for the express purpose of announcing the publication this coming October of my historical novel, A Partial Sun. Since this project began nearly ten years ago as a sculpture, before morphing into prose, I am very happy indeed to bring it at last into the light of day!
The first book in The Tinsmith’s Apprentice trilogy, “A Partial Sun” follows the young slave Isaac Granger in the fall of 1790 from Thomas Jefferson’s plantation at Monticello to Mr. Bringhouse’s tin shop in the bustling heart of Philadelphia, where his training and transformation begin. Torn between loyalty to his master, the lure of a risky freedom offered by African-American mentors, and the counsel of a Quaker girl, Isaac struggles to find himself. It is a story recounted by Isaac himself as an old man to the Reverend Charles Campbell, who published it finally in 1855 for the "edification and entertainment of the reading public."
Publication is scheduled for October, and pre-ordering through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other outlets are available now!