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Reviews of Emancipation Day

“This finely wrought novel navigates the complexities of love, race, and loyalties of choice. With a deft hand, Grady convinces us that whatever appearances may suggest, nothing is ever black and white.”—Vincent Lam, author of The Headmaster’s Wager and Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures

“A haunting, memorable, believable portrait of a man so desperate to deny his heritage that he imperils his very soul.” —Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes

“A brave book to challenge every reader’s thinking on race, family, fear, and love. Profound and compelling.” —Annabel Lyon, author of The Golden Mean and The Sweet Girl

“Wayne Grady has created characters out of life, out of love, out of recognition and sympathy. They are not to be missed.” —Linda Spalding, author of The Purchase

“Brace yourself for the read of a lifetime.” —Don Oravec, former Executive Director of the Writers Trust.