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Canaan's Tongue (2005) [Novel]
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Set in the American South in the years before and during the Civil War, John Wray’s hypnotic new novel is at once a crime story, a bravura work of historical fiction, and a fire-and-brimstone meditation on American credulity and corruption.

Thaddeus Morelle’s followers call him “the Redeemer.” Over the years he has led the Island 37 Gang from stealing horses to stealing slaves in an enterprise so nefarious that both the Union and Confederacy have placed a bounty on their heads. But now Morelle is dead, murdered by his puppet and protege, Virgil Ball, who may rid himself of the Redeemer but can never be free of his Trade. Based on the true story of John Murrell, a figure once as infamous as Jesse James, Canaan’s Tongue is suspenseful and fiercely comic, a modern masterpiece of the American grotesque.

Original title: Canaan's Tongue
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaAmerican Civil War
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Canaan's Tongue

Canaan's Tongue (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Canaan's Tongue (August 8, 2006)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9781400033812
Dimensions: 4.9 x 7.8 x 0.9 in
Pages: 352

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