The Chaneysville Incident by David Bradley
The Chaneysville Incident is a 1981 novel by David Bradley. It concerns a black historian who investigates an incident involving the death of his father and a prior incident involving the death of some 12 slaves. John, the historian, struggles to solve the mystery of his father, Moses Washington, a moonshiner with a troubled past. Imagination, hunting, death, and racial tensions all make thematic appearances in this novel. Chaneysville is in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
The 1253rd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 4th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
- - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)