Flight to Canada Summary
Reed, Ishmael

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Flight to Canada Overview

Flight to Canada is a novel by Ishmael Reed. The story is a postmodern slave narrative that follows the journey of runaway slave Raven Quickskill. Quickskill wishes to escape the control of the wealthy and malevolent slave owner Arthur Swille. The book is humorous, almost satirical. It is unconventional in several ways, such as its inclusion of anachronisms like television during a story that is set in the 19th century. The novel explores themes such as slavery, freedom, morality, love, and storytelling.

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