The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize
This 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 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.
About the Author
Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970. He graduated from the University of the West Indies with a degree in literature. He currently teaches a creative writing course in Minnesota and is working on his next novel.
Paperback | 432 pages
129 x 198 x 31mm | 408g
16 Nov 2015
London, United Kingdom
Condition: Like New
A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear. No missing or damaged pages. Pages 45/56 have a very minor crease, but no other creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.