I may not be the most racially intollerable person in the whole wide world but I`m not particulary interested in stories about slavery. And this is the most typical story about slavery written by a modern writer. Whitechapel is a very old slave who loses his only son who`s being killed by a keeper after having ran away and been given out by the father himself. When the young white man kills the young black man he learns to know what the slave was indeed his half-brother. The book is written as monologues of all people involved in the incident and it logically ends with Whitechapel dying. I can`t say that this novel was something special, but it`s short in form and easy to read.