Fruits of Atterley is the story of an extraordinary friendship
between Gus, the young master of an antebellum South Carolina rice plantation,
and Promise, his slave. Gus is the son of Atterley Plantation’s
owner, the socially and politically prominent Zachary Riley, and is believed
to be destined for greatness. Promise, however, is the lowly offspring
of Atterley’s African-born blacksmith, Abraham, and Cora, a former
New Orleans prostitute.
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