In this follow up to The KItchen House, Jamie Pyke, son of a white father and a slave mother, is currently living in Philadelphia as a free white business owner since fleeing from his life on a southern plantation.
A good friend’s son who is Jamie’s house servant Pan, has disappeared and possibly been sold into slavery from the Philadelphia docks. Jamie sets off on a journey to find Pan, which ultimately leads him back to his past and too close to the plantation life he fled with slave hunters on his trail.
The story is told via multiple narrators and is a gripping, fast-paced read. Focusing on race, slavery, and the underground railroad, The Glory Over Everything attests to family ties and upbringing as strong influences. Great read!