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bw060504nightengales.jpgA Million Nightingales (Pantheon)
Susan Straight's novel about slavery has a buried theme: the commodification of the body and the fetishizing of mixed-blood children. We explore the way in which the culture of slavery re-emerges in the racial issues of contemporary American life.

Read an excerpt from A Million NIghtengales.

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Kevin Birmingham

Guest Interview Susan Straight

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