Blurb (from Goodreads): “This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan’s father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie’s help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall
We sat mostly silent in the parked car, listening to music from the radio. We made small talk in-between songs, with me keeping my gaze on the car’s glove compartment when he spoke to me. I always was overwhelmed by his charisma; I could never believe someone like him was into someone like me. And for all my brashness and naiveté, I considered myself lucky to be the chosen one.