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The Resource The book of night women : [a novel], Marlon James

The book of night women : [a novel], Marlon James

Label
The book of night women : [a novel]
Title
The book of night women
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
Marlon James
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Feared from birth for her vivid green eyes, which her fellow slaves believe to be evidence of her dark powers, young slave Lilith is both revered and avoided throughout her childhood and becomes a key in the success of a long-planned slave revolt
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • Minnesota Book Award for Novel & Short Story, 2010.
Awards note
Minnesota Book Award, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
304711
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Marlon
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Jamaica
  • Slaves
  • Jamaica
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of night women : [a novel], Marlon James
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle taken from front of book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Niggerkin -- Joseph Andrews -- Nightwomen -- Oriki -- Gehenna
Control code
ocn233548552
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9781594488573
Lccn
2008046309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)233548552
Label
The book of night women : [a novel], Marlon James
Publication
Note
Subtitle taken from front of book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Niggerkin -- Joseph Andrews -- Nightwomen -- Oriki -- Gehenna
Control code
ocn233548552
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9781594488573
Lccn
2008046309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)233548552

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