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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781847241580

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 4th October 2007

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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Augustus Cain is a man with his back against the wall. A war-scarred wanderer, he faces a past he wants to forget, a present without prospect or fortune, and an uncertain future marred by the loss of his most prized possession – his horse – which he has carelessly gambled away. But he is not without skill – he has an uncanny, if unwelcome, ability to track the most elusive runaway slaves. And to repay a debt and keep his horse, he must head north from Virginia and retrieve a runaway named Rosetta.
When he eventually runs Rosetta to ground in Boston, Cain discovers she carries a secret – and the size of the bounty on her head begins to make more sense. Fleeing the northern states pursued by a posse of Unionists, Cain finds himself increasingly drawn to Rosetta and starts to wonder if his five hundred dollar fee – if any fee – could ever be enough to return her to her master…
Set against the backdrop of a nation preparing to tear itself apart, Soul Catcher is the story of an unforgettable journey, one of hardship and redemption, an odyssey that will change the travellers forever.

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One of our finest novelists - Anita Shreve, author of Sea Glass
Anita Shreve
Like everything else in this book, he's (Augustus Cain) ripe for filming: a hard-drinking, straight-talking, scarred-but-sexy cavalier with a passion for Milton...The pages turn effortlessly and White's pacy plotting and bold handling of America's bitter past should ensure him a place on the bestseller lists for years to come - Financial Times
Financial Times
...Brilliantly plotted and richly detailed novel - Sainsbury's Magazine November 2007
Sainsbury's Magazine
This book will be compared to Cold Mountain, of course, but White's book is a more dramatic narrative and every bit as richly detailed and beautifully written - Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls
Richard Russo