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Cion (Paperback)

Author: Mda, Zakes

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Toloki is a professional mourner who for years has traveled around his native South Africa grieving for the deaths of strangers. In Cion, he arrives for the first time in the United States in 2004, bewildered by the culture and fascinated by the strange family that takes him in as a guest. Toloki befriends the son, falls in love with the daughter, and learns from their mother a tradition of quilting that links her family to the escaped slaves who first settled the area. As Toloki's relationship with his host family deepens, he discovers in the quilts a portal to the story of their ancestors: the two boys, Nicodemus and Abednego, have escaped from a slave-breeding farm in Virginia and are making their way north to Ohio in search of freedom. Instead of a map, they have two intricate patchwork quilts, each sewn with coded clues that will lead them across the Ohio River to their future as free men.
The boys' story alternates with Toloki's own, and these parallel adventures cast a new light on America in the twenty-first century, and on an undiscovered legacy of the Civil War and the Underground Railroad.


Publisher Picador USA
Mfg Part# 9780312427061
SKU 204688083
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312427069
Release Date 8/21/2007
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Number of Pages 0312
Publisher Picador USA
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