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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062851895
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Published: Harper - May 21st, 2019

Sara Collins has a gorgeous reading voice on the audio version of this book on www.libro.fm. Honestly, I would listen to her read anything, but Frannie Langton, on trial for murder in 1826 London, stole my heart. She can't remember what happened on the night in question, so she tells the whole story: her life as a slave on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, how the plantation master brought her to London and gave her away to a colleague, her romantic relationship with her mistress, and more. Her confessions begin, "My trial starts the way my life did: a squall of elbows and shoving and spit." By the time she's finished, Langton has detailed the brutally twisted wrongs of a world built to keep her down, and we bear witness.