Due Unto: Denmark Vesey's Story by K. F. Jones is a stunning tale of a dystopian world not of the future but of the past. A past where slavery endures even as a new nation breaks free from its colonial bonds.
Driven by survival secrets love war scandal and revenge&ndashinspired by real people and actual events-the characters strive for what they see as rightfully theirs to conflicting ends. None can be right if they are all wrong.
Denmark is a Ewe African enslaved on an uncharted Caribbean atoll with a French widow as his owner and teacher during the American Revolution. Throughout the ensuing decades Denmark struggles to consummate love and achieve liberty amid the randomness of slavery.
When everything he holds dear is threatened Denmark must ultimately answer the question what extremes will he go to protect his family his life?
K. F. Jones is a former teacher who taught students with learning disabilities the thrill of discovery through history and literature. Born in Louisiana the author now lives in North Carolina.
K. F. Jones' novel One Drop was a semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award presented by Publishers Weekly and The Penguin Group. Coming soon&hellipin 2014
In K. F. Jones's epic novel Due Unto: Denmark Vesey's Story the missing pieces of Denmark Vesey's life emerge in a coming of age Romeo and Juliet-like tale that transcends the bonds and traumas of slavery. Immerse yourself in this story of love sacrifice tragedy and triumph you'll have a hard time letting go of this novel and its indelible characters."-Alice Osborn After the Steaming Stops