The Book Of Night Women

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ISBN : 9781594488573
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The Book of Night Women

From the WINNER of the 2015 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 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.

Lilith’s story overflows with high drama and heartbreak, and life on the plantation is rife with dangerous secrets, unspoken jealousies, inhuman violence, and very human emotion—between slave and master, between slave and overseer, and among the slaves themselves. Lilith finds herself at the heart of it all. And all of it told in one of the boldest literary voices to grace the page recently—and the secret of that voice is one of the book’s most intriguing mysteries.

Specifications of The Book of Night Women

GENERAL
AuthorMarlon James
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst Edition
ISBN-101594488576
ISBN-139781594488573
PublisherRiverhead Books
Number Of Pages417
Publication Date2009-02-19
DIMENSIONS
Height9.25 inch.
Length6.2 inch.
Width1.37 inch.
Weight1.5 pounds.

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