When he learns that his pregnant wife has been spirited off to a
distant city, William responds as any man might—he drops everything to pursue
her. But as a fugitive slave in Antebellum America, he must run a terrifying
gauntlet, eluding the many who would re-enslave him while learning to trust the
few who dare to aid him on his quest.
Among those hunting William is Morrison, a Scot who as a young man fled
the miseries of his homeland only to discover even more brutal realities in the
New World. Bearing many scars, including the loss of his beloved brother,
Morrison tracks William for reasons of his own, a personal agenda rooted in
tragic events that have haunted him for decades.
Following up on his
award-winning debut, Gabriel’s Story, David Anthony Durham presents
another riveting tale, a brilliantly drawn portrait of America before the Civil
War, and a provocative meditation on racial identity, freedom, and equality. Download and start listening now!