From a young writer who radiates charisma and talent comes a sweeping, stylish historical novel of Jamaican slavery written in the spirit of Toni Morrison and Alice Walker but in a style all his own. Described by the "New York Times" as 'both beautifully written and devastating', "The Book of Night Women" is a startling, hard-edged dissection of ...
From a young writer who radiates charisma and talent comes a sweeping, stylish historical novel of Jamaican slavery written in the spirit of Toni Morrison and Alice Walker but in a style all his own. Described by the "New York Times" as 'both beautifully written and devastating', "The Book of Night Women" is a startling, hard-edged dissection of slavery - a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling. At the heart of the novel is the extraordinary character of Lilith, a spirited slave girl struggling to transcend the violence into which she is born, her story narrated in one of the boldest literary voices to grace the page. Overflowing with high drama and heartbreak, at its centre is the conspiracy of the Night Women, a clandestine council of fierce slave women plotting an island-wide revolt. Rebellions simmer, incidents of sadism and madness run rampant, and the tangled web of power relationships dramatically unravels amid dangerous secrets, unspoken jealousies, inhuman violence, and very human emotion.
Very good. All orders are dispatched within 1 working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we are dedicated to recycling unwanted books on behalf of a number of UK charities who benefit from added revenue through the sale of their books plus huge savings in waste disposal. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied.
***SIMPLY BRIT*** We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times.
Used-Good. This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.
An excellent piece of work. My only criticism is some of the comparisons of the two main characters of Lillith and Homer got a little repetitive in the end. The imagery and characters are great, kind of reminds me of Heironymous Bosch if he painted a portrait of slavery in the Caribbean. I wonder why this book uses the same painting in its cover image as Texaco by Patrick Chamoiseau and the french edition of Moi Tituba sorciere by Maryse Conde? There's an interesting interview with the author on studio 360 with Kurt Anderson if you want to look that up thru NPR, that's how I found out about the book. Glad I did. He talks about how slavery in the Caribbean was different from in the United States, which I was interested in because I've been reading a lot of Caribbean literature recently - Conde, Chamoiseau, Glissant, Cesaire, Kincaid, Walcott, CLR James, etc.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.