The Good Lord Bird: A Novel by James McBride

The novel is a fictional account of the life of notorious abolitionist John Brown, told from the perspective of a young, freed slave named Henry Shackleford. Disguised as a girl for his own safety, Henry becomes a member of Brown's motley family of abolitionist soldiers, and finds himself in the historic 1859 raid on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. The book blends historical facts with imaginative storytelling, providing a humorous yet poignant exploration of race, religion, and identity in America.

The 6907th greatest book of all time


Published
2013
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
432
Words
145,000
Original Language
English

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