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A Powerful Story Of A Biracial Heiress During The French Revolution: Zoe Sivak's Ambitious Debut

Writer Zoe Sivak and her new book Mademoiselle Revolution
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Writer Zoe Sivak and her new book Mademoiselle Revolution

Mademoiselle Revolution follows Sylvie de Rosiers who flees the violent Haitian slave uprising in the late 1700s only to find herself caught up in the French Revolution and in the lives of the infamous agitator Robespierre and his mistress Cornelie.

Zoe Sivak speaks about how the Hatian slave uprising as a catalyst to the United States Civil War inspired the story. She compares the celebrity of Robespierre to today's actors and draws on her experience as a biracial and bisexual woman to tell this story. Mademoiselle Revolution is a powerful and provocative debut from Zoe Sivak.

Tammy works at Bemidji State University's library, and she hosts "What We're Reading," a show about books and authors.