Middle Passage Author:Charles R. Johnson "A novel in the honorable tradition of Billy Budd and Moby Dick . . . heroic in proportion . . . engrossing."--The New York Times Book Review. Middle Passage is an astonishing work of historical fiction about the slave trade which combines elements of classic 19th-century sea-going novels with the existential angst of a 20th-century philosopher.... more » The result is a resonant work that is completely original and truly unforgettable.« less
I am an avid historical fiction reader and found this book fascinating. The author's descriptions of events are candidly brutal. This story was unfortunately a part of this country's history and every American should be aware of the horrid conditons Africans were forced to endure on slaveships.