A contributor to Harper's, the New York Times Book Review, and many other publications, Madison Smartt Bell has also been a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Devil's Dream is a rich, evocative work of historical fiction profiling the infamous Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. "Rich descriptions of battles . and the pure force of Forrest's personality make this an engrossing read." -Library Journal
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"This fictionalized story of Confederate military leader Nathan Bedford Forrest's life moves between the Civil War battlefield and his earlier years as a gambler, adulterer, and slave trader. The often grating roughness of Scott Sowers's delivery is well matched to the crude, profane Forrest. Sowers's voice occasionally takes on a softer tone when the story dictates, for example, when Henri, a free Haitian black man who fights with the Confederates, converses with Forrest's wife in a mix of French and English. The characters of Henri and Forrest's black illegitimate son bring slavery and the meaning of freedom into the story. The novel ends with a whimper, but that seems to fulfill Bell's intent: quietly conveying the futility of war. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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