The profound coming-of-age story of a young boy growing up in rural Virginia, and the historic summer that would change his life forever. During the summer of 1959, Virginia's Prince Edward County is entirely consumed by passionate resistance against, and in other corners, support for, the desegregation of schools as mandated by Brown v. Board of Education.

Benjamin Rome, the 10-year-old son of a chicken farmer in one of the county's small townships, struggles to comprehend the furor that surrounds him, even as he understands the immorality of racial prejudice. Within his own family, opinions are sharply divided, and it is against this charged backdrop that Ben spends the summer working with his friend Burghardt, a black farmhand, under the predatory gaze of Ben's grandfather.

While the elders of Prince Edward focus on closing the schools, life ambles on, and Ben grows closer to his pregnant sister, Lainie, and his troubled older brother, Al, while also coming to recognize the painful and inherent limitations of his friendship with Burghardt. Evocative and written with lush historical detail, Prince Edward is a refreshing bildungsroman by bestselling author Dennis McFarland, and a striking portrait of the social upheaval in the American South on the eve of the civil rights movement.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

May 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Prince Edward: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis McFarland
ISBN: 0-8050-6833-3 / 978-0-8050-6833-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Prince Edward: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis McFarland
ISBN: 0-312-42122-2 / 978-0-312-42122-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Prince Edward
Author(s): Dennis McFarland
ISBN: 1-5318-1666-5 / 978-1-5318-1666-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Prince Edward: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis McFarland
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February 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Prince Edward: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis McFarland
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February 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Prince Edward: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis McFarland
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February 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Prince Edward: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis McFarland
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Prince Edward: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis McFarland
Publisher: Open Road Media
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