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The Feast of All Saints (1979)

by Anne Rice

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Before the Civil War, there lived in Louisiana, people unique in Southern history. For though they were descended from African slaves, they were also descended from the French and Spanish who enslaved them. In this dazzling historical novel, Anne Rice chronicles four of these so-called Free People of Color--men and women caught periolously between the worlds of master and slave, privilege and oppression, passion and pain. "Anne Rice seems to be at home everywhere....She makes us believe everything she sees." THE NEW YORK TIMES… (more)
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  5083mitzi | Jan 1, 2022 |
This was a very fascinating read, and I did enjoy it; honestly, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought it would. The setting was good, and the story was good as well. The characters were a little…ehh in my opinion. They weren’t bad, but there wasn’t anything really special about them in my opinion. There are certain parts that lagged a bit, but that was pretty much it. I’m hoping to reread it so that I can maybe understand it a bit better. ( )
  historybookreads | Jul 26, 2021 |
Found it heavy going. Only bought it because went for a holiday in New Orleans. ( )
  mumoftheanimals | Mar 9, 2021 |
This was an excellent book which gave much historical information about the Octroon balls and how these women were kept by the white slave and pklantation owners. It also focused on what life was like for the children born into that arrangement and what it was like for the free black business who lived in that era.
Very interesting historically-especially for a mulatto like myself:) ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
Product Description Before the Civil War, there lived in Louisiana, people unique in Southern history. For though they were descended from African slaves, they were also descended from the French and Spanish who enslaved them. In this dazzling historical novel, Anne Rice chronicles four of these so-called Free People of Color--men and women caught periolously between the worlds of master and slave, privilege and oppression, passion and pain.
"Anne Rice seems to be at home everywhere....She makes us believe everything she sees."
THE NEW YORK TIMES From the Inside Flap Before the Civil War, there lived in Louisiana, people unique in Southern history. For though they were descended from African slaves, they were also descended from the French and Spanish who enslaved them. In this dazzling historical novel, Anne Rice chronicles four of these so-called Free People of Color--men and women caught periolously between the worlds of master and slave, privilege and oppression, passion and pain.
"Anne Rice seems to be at home everywhere....She makes us believe everything she sees."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
  buffygurl | Mar 8, 2019 |
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This book is dedicated with love to Stan Rice, Carolyn Doty, and my parents, Howard and Katherine O'Brien.
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Before the Civil War, there lived in Louisiana, people unique in Southern history. For though they were descended from African slaves, they were also descended from the French and Spanish who enslaved them. In this dazzling historical novel, Anne Rice chronicles four of these so-called Free People of Color--men and women caught periolously between the worlds of master and slave, privilege and oppression, passion and pain. "Anne Rice seems to be at home everywhere....She makes us believe everything she sees." THE NEW YORK TIMES

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