The Abyssinian Riot

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
First chapter of a historical novel that centers around President Warren Harding's affair with Nan Britton, and her struggle to support their love child. The p.o.v. character in this chapter is a black woman passing as white, a theme heavily influenced by the Harlem Renaissance literature I've been consuming.

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Chapter 1

Submitted: June 14, 2019

Listen! Do you hear it? The beat of drums, slow and solemn, under the busy hum of Chicago's South Side on a Saturday in June. The cafés ... Read Chapter