Letters From An Age Of Reason
Morrow, Sep 2001, 28.00, 648 pp.
In 1860 New York, teenager Arabella Leeds, daughter of upper crust parents, commits a terrible faux pas and is exiled to Europe until the furor ends. By 1862, the Civil War costs New Orleans "high-yellow" house slave Aubrey "Bree" Paxton his position of “privilege”. Rather than waiting for the inevitable disaster to finally hit, Bree obtains employment on a ship heading to London.