Original sins: a novel

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Anibaddh Lyngdoh claims that she intends to introduce a new kind of silk to the floundering American silk industry. But her true reason, as her old friend Grace MacDonald Pollocke discovers, is far more personal. Grace, now a Philadelphia portrait painter, undertakes a perilous investigation that leads to the discovery of old sins and crimes, and the commission of new ones. What laws may be broken--what sins and crimes committed--in the service of a higher justice? Deceit, forgery, fraud, perjury . . . even murder?This novel thrillingly evokes a nineteenth-century America not so different from the present: a time of stunning new technologies and financial collapse, when religious and racial views collided with avowed principles of morality and law.
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display_description Why would a runaway Virginia slave--having built a rewarding life in the East Indies as a silk merchant--risk everything by returning to America in 1840, eighteen years after taking her freedom? Anibaddh Lyngdoh claims that she intends to introduce a new kind of silk to the floundering American silk industry. But her true reason is to find the child she abandoned when she ran away.
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subject_facet Fiction, Fugitive slaves -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Missing children -- Fiction, Novels, Southern States -- Fiction, United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_display Original sins : a novel
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