CD Harper’s New Novel Joins Runaway Slave, Owner in Search of Liberty, Justice

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‘And Face the Unknown’ is second book in Harper’s slavery trilogy.

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In his new book, “And Face the Unknown: The Journey of a Lincoln-Freed Colored” (published by iUniverse), author CD Harper takes a stirring look at slavery, freedom and the intersection of the two.

“What happens to the victims of slavery, the slave and his owner when freedom is declared? Are they both in pursuit of freedom?” asks Harper in his new book. In “And Face the Unknown,” readers meet Levy, a freed slave who pursues the promise embedded in Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Levy’s story begins when he escapes from Mr. Willoughby’s plantation. Mr. Willoughby pursues Levy, who learns of Lincoln’s proclamation and declares himself “a Lincoln freed colored.” Mr. Willoughby declares that Levy is still his slave. But when Mable, Mr. Willoughby’s wife, and Sue, his concubine and friend of Levy’s mother, tell their stories, the plot thickens.

Levy’s journey reaches epic proportions as he maneuvers through foreign towns and cities, all the while learning what it means to be free, but with limitations. He realizes that every decision has to be taken within a very specific framework, and knows that he must risk everything in order to achieve liberty and justice. And Mr. Willoughby? He too pursues his own concept of liberty and justice. Which concept will prevail? Therein lies one of America’s greatest stories.

And Face the Unknown
By CD Harper
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 232 pages | ISBN 9781475947557
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 232 pages | ISBN 9781475947564
E-Book | 232 pages | ISBN 9781475947540
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
CD Harper is a retired professor of theater arts and dance at California State University, Los Angeles. He began his Levy trilogy with “Covenant” and is presently at work on the final installment. He lives in Gleneden Beach, Ore., with his wife, Linda.

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