The Amalgamation Polka

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By Stephen Wright

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A Civil War novel unlike any other: the story of a young man’s journey through a nation blasted apart.

Born in 1844, Liberty Fish is the descendant of both Carolina slaveholders and New York abolitionists. In hopes of reconciling the warring strands of his heritage, he escapes his home in the North — first into the cauldron of the Civil War, and then into the even more disturbing bedlam that follows.

The Amalgamation Polka showcases not only the brutality of this tragic passage in American history, but also its surprising compassion and hope. In language both true to its time and completely modern, it is revelatory and mesmerizing, a novel that “will bring a smile to your own lips as it sets your brain on fire.” (Jason McBride, the Village Voice).

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On Sale
Jan 7, 2020
Page Count
400 pages
Publisher
Back Bay Books
ISBN-13
9780316427326

Stephen Wright

About the Author

Stephen Wright is a Vietnam veteran, MFA graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the author of four previous novels. He has received a Whiting Award in Fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and has taught writing and literature at Iowa, Princeton, Brown, and The New School. He was born in Warren, Pennsylvania, and lives in New York City.

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