Here’s the set-up for Terry Persun’s Terry Persun’s SWEET SONG – 4.6 stars on 11 out of 12 rave reviews, just $2.99 on Kindle:
An archetypal American story of self-discovery, set against the turmoil of post – Civil War America, Sweet Song tells the story of the mixed race son of a white landowner and a black house servant. Leon, raised black but an outcast from both cultures, finds himself suddenly on his own — and passing for white.
Wrestling with a divided heritage in a world where honesty, even with friends, might prove fatal, he falls in with dispossessed thieves, mill workers, saloon keepers, musicians, businessmen, thugs, freedom loving idealists and malevolent racists — a vivid panorama from America’s past. This tender, raw, provocative novel speaks from the heart about where we’ve come from and who we are.
From the reviewers:
- If you like historical fiction in general, and Civil War-era stories in particular, this book deserves a place in your library. — Fermey
- A nice balance of drama, tension, and soul searching. T. Stevens
- Terry Persun’s “Sweet Song” is a wonderful tale of a young man’s journey to discover his true self. Persun does a masterful job of evoking mood and tone through the unique voice of his main character. With simple spelling and syntax changes, Persun allows the reader access to Leon’s inner most feelings – revealing more about him than even the character is aware! A quick read, not only because it’s well written, but because I didn’t want to put it down! –Seattle Dreamer
- A timeless historical novel. Sweet Song is a historical novel of a Civil War mulatto trying to escape a cesspool of a past that never ceases to haunt him. The timeless theme raises universal issues of censoring our past when dealing with others as well as our inner selves. – Gerald Braude
- Excellent story, couldn’t put it down. You know those books that completely transport you to a different time and place – completely losing yourself in the story? This is that kind of book. — “glitterlips”
- What a GREAT book. It grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down. The main character is so well developed I was disappointed when I had finished, feeling I was leaving a friend behind. I cannot wait for what comes next from Terry. – Conner L. Daily
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