I had read this powerful book years ago and was surprised how its impact was even more stunning. Gossett's telling offered no escape from my own deep feelings.
Solomon speaks the truth of slavery in unflinching detail, yet is deeply philosophical and introspective, so listeners take a growth-ful journey with him.
Gossett's seems to live out Solomon's repressed anger, forthright rage, despair, and also delivers witty retorts, contentment and joy.
Some scenes were hard to take (beatings, children torn from mothers) and I reacted with deep sorrow. I was grateful for Solomon's wonderful wit and his willingness to find value in all his work.
Any listener can learn a lot from Solomon Northup, a keen observer of both nature and human nature who has the intelligence, and the will, to make his experience meaningful to himself and others.
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