book cover of A Fugitive in Walden Woods

A Fugitive in Walden Woods

(2017)
(The fourth book in the American Novels series)
A novel by

 
 
"[Norman Lock's fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights." - NPR

In Norman Lock's fourth stand-alone book of The American Novels series, Samuel Long escapes slavery in Virginia, traveling the Underground Railroad to Walden Woods where he encounters Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Lloyd Garrison, and other transcendentalists and abolitionists. While Long will experience his coming-of-age at Walden Pond, his hosts will receive a lesson in human dignity, culminating in a climactic act of civil disobedience.

Against this historical backdrop, Lock's powerful narrative examines issues that continue to divide the United States: racism, privilege, and what it means to be free in America.

Norman Lock is the award-winning author of novels, short fiction, and poetry, as well as stage, radio, and screenplays. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey, where he is at work on the next books of The American Novels series.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A Fugitive in Walden Woods manages that special magic of making Thoreau’s time in Walden Woods seem fresh and surprising and necessary right now. . . . This is a patient and perceptive novel, a pleasure to read even as it grapples with issues that affect the United States to this day." - Victor LaValle

"Bold and enlightening. . . . An important novel that creates a vivid social context for the masterpieces of such writers as Thoreau, Emerson, and Hawthorne and also offers valuable insights about our current conscious and unconscious racism." - Sena Jeter Naslund


Used availability for Norman Lock's A Fugitive in Walden Woods

Hardback Editions

November 2017 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: A Fugitive in Walden Woods (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Norman Lock
ISBN: 1-4328-4323-0 / 978-1-4328-4323-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: A Fugitive in Walden Woods (The American Novels)
Author(s): Norman Lock
ISBN: 1-942658-22-2 / 978-1-942658-22-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: A Fugitive in Walden Woods (The American Novels)
Author(s): Norman Lock
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA