"Incomparable World" by S.I.Martin

mercredi 13 mai 2009
par  Alba B
popularité : 2%

Set in the late 18th century, S.I.Martin’s bestseller tells the gripping story of Buckram, a black refugee from the American colonies, outcast and beggar on the streets of London, shortly after the American Revolution. The chapters switch viewpoint between him and two other African Americans, William and Georgie George, who have also sought out a new, better and easier life in Britain, away from the traumatic memories of slavery. This work of historical fiction tells how they plot an outrageous robbery which will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams.

Filled with historical detail, "Incomparable World" explains how these three men, amongst hundreds of other homeless people, survive on the violent and brutal streets of the city, outcast by British society, and forced to hustle and steal to survive.

Packed with varied vocabulary and detailed descriptions, this novel is a historical thriller that reveals a forgotten chapter of American history. With its gripping story line and assorted characters, you will encounter the world of discrimination, revolution, theft and the everlasting fight for freedom.