The Chaneysville Incident

The Chaneysville Incident is a 1981 novel by David Bradley. The novel won the 1982 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. It concerns a black historian who investigates an incident involving the death of his father and a prior incident involving the death of some 12 slaves. John, the historian, struggles to solve the mystery of his father, Moses Washington, a moonshiner with a troubled past. Imagination, hunting, death, and racial tensions all make thematic appearances in the novel. Chaneysville is in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

The Chaneysville Incident
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First edition
AuthorDavid Bradley
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarper & Row
Publication date
1981
ISBN0-06-010491-0
OCLC7177101
813/.54 19
LC ClassPS3552.R226 C5 1981