Any Known Blood by Lawrence Hill audiobook

Any Known Blood

By Lawrence Hill
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15.54 Hours Unabridged
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Author of the #1 best-seller The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill is a writer of immense talent-and his literary reputation grows with each new work. Canadian Langston Cane V finds his writing career (and, indeed, his life) in stasis until inspired by his mentor to write about an ancestor who purportedly died fighting alongside John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Traveling to Baltimore, the latter-day Cane delves into history and in so doing awakens to new possibilities. "A remarkable achievement."-Joyce Carol Oates

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Summary

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Author of the #1 best-seller The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill is a writer of immense talent-and his literary reputation grows with each new work. Canadian Langston Cane V finds his writing career (and, indeed, his life) in stasis until inspired by his mentor to write about an ancestor who purportedly died fighting alongside John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Traveling to Baltimore, the latter-day Cane delves into history and in so doing awakens to new possibilities. "A remarkable achievement."-Joyce Carol Oates

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Any Known Blood is a remarkable achievement. Here is an immensely readable novel, populated with sympathetic yet realistic characters. It deals sensitively, yet often humorously, with one of the most compelling issues of our time in North America—the ever-shifting, ever-problematic relationship between the races. Lawrence Hill is a wonderfully talented writer.” Joyce Carol Oates
“Hill’s affable narrative voice, spiced with wit and humor, makes Cane’s quest a delightful one...within Any Known Blood are at least five more stories dying to be told.” New York Times Book Review
“A good storyteller with an unusually good story to tell...Lawrence Hill’s Any Known Blood retails the fascinating history of an African-Canadian-American family of super achievers from the Underground Railroad to the present. An impressive and absorbing narrative.” John Barth, New York Times bestselling author of Giles Goat Boy
“Lawrence Hill masterfully threads the history of the five generations of men named Langston Cane into an engaging commentary of changing times...Hill’s depth, skill, and objectivity come to the fore…allowing him to weave a story of prejudice, segregation, and slavery without slamming it into a sermon.” Toronto Star
Any Known Blood is an intricate but not a complicated novel. Hill is a wonderful storyteller, never a reformer or a preacher...the novel’s...narrative line is clear and purposeful and translucent, imbued with a richness that enriches.” Montreal Gazette
“[A] substantial, historically inflected novel...Hill’s generous spirit expands over a wide and variegated landscape of human relations; he forgives oppression and reconciles himself to history with surprising equanimity.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Lawrence Hill

Author Bio: Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill is the author of the novels Someone Knows My Name, Any Known Blood, and Some Great Thing, his widely praised first novel. He is also the author of the nonfiction work The Deserter’s Tale, with Joshua Key. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 15.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English