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From: "JECrain" <>
Subject: [Melungeon] Speaking of Books
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 13:33:27 -0500
This week's Newsweek has an article about an upcoming book by Charles Frazier, author of "Cold Mountain", which was set in North Carolina during the Civil War. This book is not due out until 2005 and he has already been paid $8.25 million for the publishing rights by Random House. A few days later, movie producer Scott Rudin ("Angela's Ashes") snapped up the movie rights for another $3 million.
The plot concerns a true story set about 1900, about a North Carolina mountain man almost 100 years old, who spends much of his last few years in mental hospitals speaking only Cherokee for days at a time. It turns out he was a white person who grew up among the Cherokee and later represented them in Washington and led them in the Civil War. I wonder if there will be any Melungeons in this book.
Charles Frazier says there were voluminous records on this man. He came across the story while researching "Cold Mountain", but had to put in away until he was able to devote his time to it. Whatever, sounds like an interesting book. But we will have to wait 3 years to find out.
Janet Lewis Crain
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