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Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell makes a decision to run from the failing tobacco farm the place she is a slave and nurse to her unwell mistress, the aspiring artist Lu Anne Bell. manhattan urban, 2004. Lina Sparrow, an formidable first-year affiliate in an elite legislation enterprise, is given a tricky, hugely delicate task which may make her occupation: she needs to locate the " excellent plaintiff" to guide a historical class-action lawsuit worthy trillions of bucks in reparations for descendants of yankee slaves.
It is thru her father, the popular artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers Josephine Bell and an argument roiling the paintings international: are the long-lasting work lengthy ascribed to Lu Anne Bell quite the paintings of her condo slave, Josephine? A descendant of Josephine's will be the ideal face for the reparations lawsuit-- if Lina can locate one. whereas following the runaway girl's faint path via previous letters and plantation documents, Lina reveals herself wondering her circle of relatives background and the secrets and techniques that her father hasn't ever published: How did Lina's mom die? And why will he by no means discuss her?
Moving among antebellum Virginia and modern day big apple, this searing, suspenseful and heartbreaking story of paintings and historical past, love and secrets and techniques, explores what it ability to fix a flawed and asks no matter if fact is usually extra vital than justice.
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