Book of Night Women, The: From the Man Booker prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Published: 2nd Oct '14


A startling, hard-edged dissection of slavery and a tour de force of both voice and storytelling

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SKU: 9781780746524



By the Man Booker-winning author Marlon James, this is the powerful story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the Night Women – a clandestine council of fierce slaves plotting an island-wide revolt – recognize a dark force in her that they treat with both reverence and fear. But as Lilith comes of age and begins to understand her own feelings and identity, she dares to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman. And as rebellions simmer and unspoken jealousies intensify, Lilith’s powers and sense of purpose threaten not just her own destiny, but the destinies of all the slave women in Jamaica.

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Dimensions 31 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 432