Tiya Miles is one of those rare individuals who is both an outstanding scholar and novelist. No wonder she is a recent recipient of a MacArthur "genius grant," or that she has recently been recruited to teach at Harvard. The focus of both her academic work and her literary life is the fascinating but deeply disturbing phenomenon of slave-holding by the Cherokees. This novel follows two important books in the field of history. The Cherokee Rose is a finalist for a 2016 Lambda Literary Award and a Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year award.
Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, 2016. 256 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.