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American Revolution, Revolutionary War novel, escaping slavery, American slavery, family sagas, British North America, historical fiction
Below Your Feet
Can an ordinary life make a hero? How do we see meaning or purpose in what appears as a compilation of routine events but, when examined, reveal pivotal, life-changing moments? Influenced by time, heritage, and those with whom we interact along the way, we move through life’s chapters without knowing what lies ahead—or beyond. And, as with life, we must accept the uncertainties of death.
The book’s point-of-view character recounts his story after having lived his life. Readers are taken on a transformational journey of discovery, of momentous events that shaped his existence and impacted lives around him and those that came later. Befriending a lost traveler, he recalls incidents following the American Revolution, living through the dehumanizing period of American slavery, and pioneer life in Upper Canada. Now he must embrace the unknown as he reconciles with the colour of his heritage and the unpredictability of both life and death.
This historical fiction novel steers readers through convoluted paths as the characters weave in and out of seemingly impossible situations. It is a profoundly human story that will appeal to anyone who enjoys history and how it affects the inherent value and significance of life and whatever there may be afterward . . .
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