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Fire on the Mountain

About the Book

Fire on the Mountain

Presenting an alternative version of African American history, this novel explores what might have happened if John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry had been successful. Chronicling life in a thriving black nation founded by Brown in the former southeastern United States, this dramatic story opens 100 years later, just as Nova Africa is poised to celebrate its first landing of a spacecraft on Mars. The prosperous black state will soon be tested when the granddaughter of John Brown returns from Africa to reunite with her daughter and share with her a secret that will alter their lives forever.

Fire on the Mountain
by Terry Bisson

  • Publication Date: October 1, 2009
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN-10: 1604860871
  • ISBN-13: 9781604860870