Comparable Suffering?


Sovrin’s Star by John Reyer Afamasaga is a powerful, yet tender story of comparable suffering. Set in the South at the end of the American Civil War, life is hellish for everyone. Sovrin, an orphaned boy with spina bifida. Tiker, a street fighter and con artist from the streets of Cheapside London was also an orphan. York, a slave all his life. Botham, a Jew whose parents fled Poland earlier in the century. The characters are woven meticulously into a pool of pity in which antagonist Confederate General Hatann Rebddof Retorfs stomps; splashing not only tears but feelings that stay with the reader long after they place this enthralling story down.

—John Reyer Afamasaga

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