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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date July 12, 2016
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802124968
ISBN-10 0802124968
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.00
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From the immensely talented author of The Blood of Heaven comes a gothic portrait of a city ravaged by war and struck by vice and disease—Civil War New Orleans. With his virtuosic, richly historical prose, Wascom carves a tale of insurrection and ill-advised romance, spanning one year in the city at the heart of Secessia, the rebellious just-conquered south.

New Orleans, May 1862. The largest city in the confederacy has fallen to Union troops under the soon-to-be-infamous General Benjamin “the Beast” Butler. When twelve-year-old Joseph Woolsack disappears from his home, he terrifies his mother, Elise, a mixed-race woman passing for white, and enrages his father, Angel, whose long and wicked life is drawing to a close. What follows forces mother and son into a dark new world: Joseph must come to grips with his father’s legacy of violence and his growing sentiment for Cuban exile Marina Fandal, the only survivor of a shipwreck that claimed the lives of her parents. Elise must struggle to maintain a hold on her sanity, her son, and her own precarious station, but is threatened by the resurgence of a troubling figure from her past, Dr. Emile Sabatier, a fanatical physician who adores disease and is deeply mired in the conspiracy and intrigue surrounding the occupation of the city. Their paths all intersect with General Benjamin Butler of Massachusetts, a man who history will call a beast, but whose avarice and brutal acumen are ideally suited to the task of governing an “ungovernable city.”

A haunting tale of greed and malformed love, of slavery and desperation, Secessia weaves a vivid tapestry of a dark period in New Orleans’s turbulent history.


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Reprint edition from Grove Pr (July 12, 2016)
9780802124968 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $16.00
About: From the immensely talented author of The Blood of Heaven comes a gothic portrait of a city ravaged by war and struck by vice and disease—Civil War New Orleans.

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