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All God's Children

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A novel about the remarkable people living on the edge of freedom and slavery, All God’s Children brings to life the paradoxes of the American frontier – a place of liberty and bondage, wild equality, and cruel injustice.

In 1827, Duncan Lammons, a disgraced young man from Kentucky, sets out to join the American army in the province of Texas, hoping that here he may live – and love – as he pleases. That same year, Cecelia, a young slave in Virginia, runs away for the first time.

Soon infamous for her escape attempts, Cecelia drifts through the reality of slavery – until she encounters frontiersman Sam Fisk, who rescues her from a slave auction in New Orleans.

In spite of her mistrust, Cecelia senses an opportunity for freedom, and travels with Sam to Texas, where he has a homestead. In this new territory, where the law is an instrument for the cruel and the wealthy, they begin an unlikely life together, unaware that their fates are intertwined with those of Sam’s former army mates including Duncan Lammons, a friend – and others who harbor dangerous dreams of their own.

This novel will take its place among the great stories that recount the country’s fight for freedom – one that makes us want to keep on with the struggle.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"In his new book, Aaron Gwyn gives us a vivid and piercing depiction of America when it was young and expanding, and of the myriad cruelties and lies that it was built upon. All God’s Children is a page-turner, a tour de force, and a brilliantly savage novel that you will be reckoning with long after you have put it down." - Nick Arvin

"All God’s Children is a riveting work of historical vision. Once again, Gwyn has crafted a tale that is as tragic as it is gorgeous." - Smith Henderson

"All God’s Children is an enthralling historical novel that presents a vision of the American West. Gwyn's prose is both raw and captivating, and what results is the moving story of the lives of Duncan, Sam, and Cecilia. I couldn't put it down." - Brandon Hobson

"A richly drawn historical masterpiece." - Philipp Meyer

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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: All God's Children
Author(s): Aaron Gwyn
ISBN: 1-60945-618-1 / 978-1-60945-618-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA Kindle edition

Title: All God's Children
Author(s): Aaron Gwyn
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon