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The book of night women : [a novel]

Author: Marlon James
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lilith was born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they--and she--will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans. But when  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marlon James
ISBN: 9781594488573 1594488576 9781594484360 1594484368
OCLC Number: 233548552
Notes: Subtitle taken from front of book jacket.
Awards: Minnesota Book Award, 2010.
Description: 417 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Niggerkin --
Joseph Andrews --
Nightwomen --
Oriki --
Gehenna.
Responsibility: Marlon James.
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Lilith was born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they--and she--will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings and desires and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman in Jamaica, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link.

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