Above: Song Yet Sung Book Cover
Song Yet Sung by James McBride with Dr. Camille Forbes, Literature Dept, UCSD
Escaped slaves, free blacks, slave-catchers and plantation owners weave a tangled web of intrigue and adventure in bestselling memoirist (The Color of Water) McBride's intricately constructed and impressive second novel, set in pre–Civil War Maryland. Young runaway slave Liz Spocott suffers a nasty head wound just before being nabbed by a posse of slave catchers. She falls into a coma, and, when she awakes, she can see the future—from the near-future to Martin Luther King to hip-hop—in her dreams.
This book discussion will take place in the downtown library: 820 E St., San Diego, CA 92101. They can be reached at (619) 236-5800.