Triangle: A Memoir of Black Caesar
"Triangle" is a story of royal intrigue and merciless power, of corporate greed and a life of lawless freedom in the colonial Caribbean. It is a story of treachery, treasure and triumph in the golden age of pirates, slaves, Royal monopolies and brutal competition for a prize known as, "The New World" More
When Collin Aldworth woke in the attic room of the Holetown Tavern, in Barbados on that fair morning in May of 1694, he looked out the window and found that the Arthur had sailed without him. He knew at that moment that his life had taken a dramatic turn, but, at the age of fifteen, he had no hint where the storms of life might drive him, or what treacherous sailing lay ahead. He knew what lay behind in the Arthur’s wake, the horror of her dark hold, black with death, disease and hopeless human suffering.
He had learned too well the lessons his father intended for him aboard the Arthur. He'd learned the workings of a slave ship in which every plank of wood, every fiber of rope and every stitch of sail is driven by the gale winds of insatiable greed. He learned both the subjective lesson of being a slave to that greed, and the objective lessons of the business of slavery.
Now he would learn the harder lesson, to live and survive in the crucible of the “Triangle Trade”, to survive within its tyranny of lawless freedom. The forces he would find within that triangle, the limitless power of ruthless corporations, his own loyalty to the rogue’s who will save him, and the tireless guilt that drives him to find and free the slave he’d befriended as a boy, will work together to forge the man he is to become. His desperate hope and challenge is that the man he becomes will somehow retain a small piece of the decency he'd known as a boy.
"Triangle" is a story of royal intrigue and merciless power, of corporate greed and a life of lawless freedom in the colonial Caribbean. It is a story of treachery, treasure and triumph in the golden age of pirates, slaves, royal monopolies and brutal competition for a prize known as "The New World"
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