Loved the magical realism of this novel of Hiram‘s journey from tasked to freedom and back! Hiram is the child of a Virginia slave owner. He possesses perfect long-term memory; a gift that moves him to the owner‘s house to learn and then to serve his half-brother. After a terrible accident, Hiram seeks freedom and finds much more as he seeks to master his gifts and save his enslaved family. Beautiful narration and prose made this a 4 ⭐️ pick.