New Orleans, 1836. When free black musician and surgeon Benjamin January attends the funeral of a friend, an accident tips the dead man out of his coffin only to reveal an unexpected inhabitant. Just one person recognizes the corpse of the white man: Hannibal Sefton, fiddle-player and one of Januarys closest friends. But he seems unwilling to talk about his connection to the dead man ...
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"Starred Review. Hambly's sure hand with historical detail, her convincing characterizations, and her view of the slave trade ... raise this tale of violence, deceit, and humiliation to a must-read." - Publishers Weekly
"Vivid glimpses of the disparate lives led by whites and people of color in mid-19th-century New Orleans." - Kirkus Reviews
"[The] story gives an intimate picture of the intolerance and struggles of the time, but as carefully crafted as these matters are, Hambly is also talented enough to entertain. That's two successes for the price of one." - Booklist
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At various times in her life, Barbara Hambly has been a high-school teacher, a model, a waitress, a technical editor, a professional graduate student, an all-night clerk at a liquor store, and a karate instructor. Born in San Diego, she grew up in southern California, with the exception of one high-school semester spent in New South Wales, Australia. Her interest in fantasy began with reading The Wizard of Oz at an early age and has continued ever since.
Hambly's first novel, Time of the Dark, was published in 1982. She has since written cartoon screenplays, graphic novels, television screenplays and novels in the Star Trek and Star Wars universes, as well as others in her own speculative world and historical fiction as well.
She has been the President of the Science Fiction Writers of ...
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