John Bennett's classic tale, based on Gullah folklore, is set in antebellum Charleston, where a desperate mother sells her soul to ensure her daughter's happiness. With a new introduction by Harlan Greene.
Harlan Greene is a native of Charleston, and the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction. His novel What the Dead Remember won the Lambda Literary Award for best gay male fiction, and his current novel is The German Officer's Boy. He has also published on Charleston literary figures, slave badges, and early American Jewish history. He has published in such magazines as Art and Antiques and Metropolitan Home and is considered an authority on Charleston history, being interviewed on National Public Radio, the BBC and other international sources. He has served as assistant director of the South Carolina Historical Society, director the North Carolina Preservation Consortium and is now affiliated with the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston.