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Extended Audio Sample Gabriels Story (Unabridged), by David Anthony Durham
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Anthony Durham Narrator: Thomas Penn Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his acclaimed debut novel, Durham adds a new dimension to the frontier narrative. Gabriel, the teenaged son of an emancipated slave, travels west with his mother, who is lured by the promise of unclaimed land. Despising life as a farmer, Gabriel runs away with a dangerous band of cowboys. But hindered by youth and inexperience, he must escape the racism and brutality that surround him. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Jane | 4/27/2013

    " Nice coming of age story set in the sod-buster days of the great plains and old west, told from an African American perspective. Very evocative descriptions of location and period. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jinx Landis | 9/21/2012

    " Some brutality in this tale set in the wild west but a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 9/4/2011

    " Great story of the prairie and wild west. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deb | 8/29/2011

    " A very different coming-of-age story. Themes of good vs. evil, the grass is greener, etc. Ending was quite tense. Enjoyed it. "

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About the Author
Author David Anthony Durham

David Anthony Durham earned an MFA from the University of Maryland. His first novel, Gabriel’s Story, was published to wide acclaim in 2001. He has won several awards, including the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Fiction Award, a First Novel Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and a Legacy Award. His short fiction appears in Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing. He lives with his wife and two children California and teaches creative writing at Cal St. Fresno.