A More Perfect Union

Inspired by the true story of my great-great grandparents, A More Perfect Union is an exploration of identity, sacrifice, belonging, race and love.

 
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When Henry escapes the Irish famine and sails to America, he doesn’t expect the anti-Irish prejudices that await him. Determined to never starve again, he abandons his Irish surname for a chance at a job and a future. Traveling south he meets Sarah, a slave woman torn from her family and navigating the politics of the new plantation she now calls home. Their attraction is as undeniable as it is fraught. For Sarah, Henry’s white skin represents the oppression she suffers under, while Henry would have to abandon hopes of prosperity with a black woman at his side. Their love proves stronger than their personal hurdles, but is it strong enough to overcome the restrictions of a society who views their union as illegal and immoral?

 

"Powerful and Convincing" - The Times

"A Moving Debut" - Sunday Times


"A brilliant debut....Ambitious, sweeping...this is storytelling at its finest." - Stylist


"I cannot recommend this enough" - Love Books

Winner of the Diverse Book Award

Longlisted for the Jhalak Prize

BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick

Stylist Best New Books

The Times Best Historical Fiction 

Sunday Times Best Historical Fiction

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If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

Toni Morrison