About the Book
Wagoosh has a vision and follows the signs south. Absalom, an escaped house slave, is running north. When the two meet, the inevitable clash of cultures leads us into little explored historical territory–and on a strange and desperate flight from Abraham, the plantation owner. Red, black, and white, eventually the men must come to grips with the things that unite them as well as those that divide them. With humour, music, and poetry, Governor General’s Award-winner Ian Ross paints a compelling picture of the complex nature of race relations in 19th-century America.
About the Author
Ian Ross was born in McCreary, Manitoba, and now calls Winnipeg home. His first professional production, fareWel, won the 1997 Governor General’s Award for Drama. He is also the author of The Gap, Bereave’d of Light, Heart of a Distant Tribe, and two children’s plays, Baloney! (1998) and The Illustrated History of the Anishnawbe People (2001).