Volume #1 of A. Robert Allen’s Slavery and Beyond Series- Stories tackling race relations during times leading up to or immediately following the end of slavery.
What if the only way to survive your life is to go back in history and right the wrongs of two other men’s lives?
Patrick Walsh finds himself in this precarious position as his time travel takes him from modern day New York City to:
The French Caribbean in 1790
Biracial plantation owner Patrice Beaumont is known as a “kinder” slave master and claims to be committed to ending slavery, but his actions don’t back-up his words. Is being the “best of the worst” all he’s capable of?
1863 New York City
Irish street fighter Patrick Allen is days away from the biggest fight of his career, when the Draft Riots ignite dangerous racial conflicts around the city and deadly acts of violence by Irish gangs. Never one to take sides outside the ring, he steers clear of the angry mobs. So when he stumbles on a lynching in progress, who can expect him to do anything more than look away?
Tackling race relations from a unique perspective, Failed Moments is a thought-provoking adventure that questions the measure of a man not by his decision to do no harm, but his willingness to act on what is right.
Lovers of African American Historical Fiction and authors like Ginny Dye, Sabra Waldfogel, Laila Ibrahim, and Colson Whitehead will love this novel.
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A. Robert Allen is a long-time resident of New York City and a higher education professional. A Wave From Mama is his second novel of historical fiction and volume two in his series, Slavery and Beyond. The impetus for the first volume, Failed Moments, was his personal genealogical research, which traced his family tree back hundreds of years and uncovered roots that were White, Black, Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish. Failed Moments is a fictional account of his ancestors in 1790 during the slave revolution in what would become Haiti and later in 1863 during New York’s Draft Riots.
Find out more about the author and his works at his website: http://arobertallen.com.