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3 edition of The Book of Night Women found in the catalog.

The Book of Night Women

by Marlon James

  • 373 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Penguin Group USA, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24262630M
ISBN 109781101011270, 9781101011317, 9781101011300

  From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born /5(24).   The resulting book is a sprint through everything — and I mean everything — that is bothering Generation X women, from irritation with slacker husbands and endless nagging email threads about Author: Jennifer Reese.

  “The Book of Night Women is a slave narrative, a story of rebellion, and a testament to the human heart in conflict with itself. It is a book of rip and rhythm. Of violence and tenderness. Of the healing glance in all the hatred. It reads like Faulkner in another skin. It .   "An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review. A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century/5(27).

The book of night women. [Marlon James] -- "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.   Perhaps this is a bit off-topic for The Real Help Reading Project, but that is the old passion from a youthful me in undergraduate classes that this book reignited, and that is what makes me want everyone to read it. Source: Public Library. Buy It (See all Literary Books) Please head over to Amy’s post to discuss this book!


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Marlon James was born in Jamaica in His most recent novel is A Brief History of Seven Killings, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, The Book of Night Women book was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and an NAACP Cited by:   The Book of Night Women is a sweeping, startling novel, a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling.

It is the story of Lilith, 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/5.

“The Book of Night Women is a slave narrative, a story of rebellion, and a testament to the human heart in conflict with itself. It is a book of rip and rhythm. Of violence and tenderness. Of the healing glance in all the hatred. It reads like Faulkner in another skin.

It /5(50). At the center of “The Book of Night Women” is a black-skinned, green-eyed slave woman, barely out of childhood, who struggles to transcend the violence into which she is.

⠀⠀⠀The Book of Night Women is the first book I ever read that I have cried tears of joy, of pain, of mixed emotion because of its complete perfection. I couldn't breathe, I began hyperventilating when it ended, and though I've thrown a book across the room when a character died, I've never lost my breath because one lived/5().

About The Book of Night Women. From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings “An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review The Book of Night Women is a sweeping, startling novel, a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling.

It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a. The Book of Night Women is a historical novel that begins in in Jamaica. Lilith, a green-eyed mulatto girl is born into slavery. Her mother dies in childbirth and the overseer, Jack Wilkins, places Lilith with a slave named Circe and a mad slave named Tantalus, as all of the other women are afraid of her because of her eyes.

Marlon James’s novel The Book of Night Women portrays the Montpelier estate, a sugar plantation in Jamaica where the slaves outnumber the. If you pick up The Book of Night Women, you might lose a little sleep.

The second novel from Kingston native Marlon James will having you flipping pages, thirsty for more story, late into the night. On a sugar plantation in Jamaica in the late s, a slave dies in.

The Book of Night Women is a sweeping, startling novel, a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at. The baby who emerges, crimson-soaked and "squealing like it just depart from heaven to come to hell" at the start of Marlon James second novel, The.

From a young writer who radiates charisma and talent comes a sweeping, stylish historical novel of Jamaican slavery that can be compared only to Toni Morrison's Book of Night Women is a sweeping, startling novel—a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling—that tells the story of a young slave woman on a sugar plantation in Jamaica at the turn of the.

The Book of Night Women. Written by Marlon James Review by Troy Reed. The Book of Night Women is a beautifully written, sweeping tale of Jamaican slavery set in the early 19th century. The story centers on Lilith, a slave born on the Montpelier Estate, a large sugar plantation, where life is ruled by danger and fear.

The Book of Night Women is a literary milestone, an unforgettable achievement. It is not often that I surrender to a story completely, but The Book of Night Women is that captivating. It represents the best of literature: words which engage the mind as easily as it does the heart and leaves both changed for the better.

The Book of Night Women. Readers' Guide 5 Watch out for that one Miss Isobel, you hear me. She know more bout negro ways than you think. Every now and then she even have to catch herself chatting like nigger ().Author: Andrew Strombeck, Blair Bailey, Hyatt Hammad, Chelcie Hinders, Katharine Schlegel.

Complete summary of Edwidge Danticat's Night Women. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Night Women. Marlon James, The Book of Night Women () This is the opening paragraph of Marlon James' Book of Night Women, which tells the story of Lilith, a slave girl growing up on a Jamaican slave plantation in the late 18th or early 19th century.

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About the Author MARLON JAMES was born in Jamaica. He is the author of The Book of Night Women (Oneworld, ), which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His debut novel, John Crow's Devil (Oneworld, ), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book .Reasons we love this book and author: 1) We're at the point of quarantine where a novel sounds *chef's kiss* right now, 2) this story explores sibling and family dynamics (something many of us are independently going through right now), and 3) Emma is the owner of the lovely Books are Magic bookstore in Brooklyn.Book Summary His instructor, Moshe the Beadle, returns from a near-death experience and warns that Nazi aggressors will soon threaten the serenity of their lives.

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