An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody

Common Folk Press
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Think...COLD MOUNTAIN MEETS THE COLOR PURPLE!


A story of the many faces of Love amidst an era of suffering and hate, spanning cultures, continents and generations.

Shay is an orphan. A young Asian boy with no link to his past – except for a mysterious jade amulet – and no idea what fate has in store for his future. Not until an American merchant captain raises him to be a man, who becomes a valiant Union Army scout during the height of the American Civil War.

Across the oceans, a young girl is ripped from her homeland and tossed aboard a ship set sail for America. She is sold to an Alabama plantation like livestock; her name, her identity, and her life stripped from her. Now, she is considered nothing more than a slave.

When their two paths cross ten years later, they immediately intertwine, driven by a connection so strong it could only be forged by destiny. But love is forbidden, and darkness surrounds them. Written in the Antebellum tradition, the reader is invited to view the perspectives of each character and the decisions they make, leading to life, love or loss.


Inspired by Historical Events

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About the author

 About the Author C.J. Heigelmann.


Strongly influenced by the works of Homer, Hemingway,Tolkien, Twain, Emerson, Alice Walker, and Whitman, C.J. Heigelmann fluently expresses his work through a unique style in the classic form of innocence and eloquence, balanced by raw truth and grit without pretention.  In 2011, he made the decision to write his first novel and embarked on 2 years of historical and cultural research for the foundation of his epic work. The first of his novels to come, An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody, is an example of C.J. Heigelmann's pursuit of perfecting the "Written Art of Storytelling", by using strong visuals, emotions and narrations to substitute for the absence of a human "Storyteller." He is currently an aspiring Novelist, Media Content Creator, and is employed on the managerial staff with a major university in South Carolina. His creative passion and impetus derive from his belief that, "Amor Vincit Omnia," or more simply put, "Love conquers all".

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Publisher
Common Folk Press
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Published on
May 31, 2018
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Pages
370
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ISBN
9780999489895
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
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