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The Eden Hunter

(2010)
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In 1816, five years after being captured and sold into slavery, Kau, a pygmy tribesman, flees south into the Florida wilderness, determined to find a place where he can once again live in harmony with nature. Both haunted and driven by his memories of Africa, he embarks on an epic quest through the treacherous pinewoods, swamps, and river bottoms of the Southern frontier. He encounters renegades and thieves, traitors and mercenaries, and the dark prophetic magic of the forest before he finally finds himself within the walls of a remote fort on the Apalachicola River. There, he becomes the reluctant companion of several hundred runaway slaves once recruited by the British to fight in the War of 1812, then abandoned to fend for themselves against the American forces intent on destroying their remarkable stronghold.

Inspired by actual historical events occurring after the turn of the nineteenth century, and at turns both violent and beautiful, The Eden Hunter is the amazing story of a man's journey into the turbulent forces of a torn and fragmented America.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"A fierce, taut novel that's hard to stop once you start it." - Tom Franklin


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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Eden Hunter: A Novel
Author(s): Skip Horack
ISBN: 1-58243-609-6 / 978-1-58243-609-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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August 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Eden Hunter: A Novel
Author(s): Skip Horack
Publisher: Counterpoint
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