Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Hyperion, (2008.). First edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, nominated for an Edgar: "The year is 1862, and the Civil War rages through the South. On a Virginia tobacco plantation, another kind of battle soon begins. There, Cassius Howard, a skilled carpenter and slave, risks everything- .to learn the truth concerning the murder of Emoline, a freed black woman, a woman who secretly taught him to read and once saved his life." This advance issue includes an interview with Fuller bound in and a list of recommended reading. vii, 310 pp.
Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (crease on back cover, other minor wear).