Book #53277

The Good Negress - 1st Edition/1st Printing

A. J. Verdelle

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1995.

Price: $50.00

A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed by author A. J. Verdelle on the title page. Volume contains an essay by author laid in.

The Good Negress is a story of love, loss, and redemption. It follows the life of Lucille, a woman who is forced to live in the shadows due to the color of her skin. Lucille is a gifted seamstress who finds herself in a difficult position after her husband is killed. She is forced to work as a maid in a white family's home, but she dreams of a life where she can be her own woman. Lucille meets John, a white man who is working on a plantation in Louisiana. John is a kind man who sees the potential in Lucille and helps her to start over. They fall in love and are married in a secret ceremony. Lucille is happy for the first time in her life, but she is threatened when John's boss finds out about their relationship. John is forced to leave Lucille and go back to work on the plantation. Lucille is heartbroken, but she finds strength in her faith and continues to live her; 8vo; 298 pages; Signed by Author.

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