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Book Information: Free Man of Color, a

Free Man of Color, a (1997) [Novel]
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Series: Ben January
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

A lush and haunting novel of a city steeped in decadent pleasures...and of a man, proud and defiant, caught in a web of murder and betrayal.

It is 1833. In the midst of Mardi Gras, Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher, is playing piano at the Salle d'Orleans when the evenings festivities are interrupted--by murder.

Ravishing Angelique Crozat, a notorious octoroon who travels in the city's finest company, has been strangled to death. With the authorities reluctant to become involved, Ben begins his own inquiry, which will take him through the seamy haunts of riverboatmen and into the huts of voodoo-worshipping slaves.

But soon the eyes of suspicion turn toward Ben--for, black as the slave who fathered him, this free man of color is still the perfect scapegoat....

Original title: A Free Man of Color
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaNineteenth Century
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesGeneral

Edition #1: A Free Man of Color

A Free Man of Color (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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A Free Man of Color (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553575260
Pages: 412

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