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ISBN: 059308568X

ISBN13: 9780593085684

The Prophets

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A new kind of epic...A grand achievement...While The Prophets ' dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison...its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out more singularly. --Entertainment Weekly A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. Isaiah was Samuel's and Samuel was Isaiah's...

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Compelling and brutal read

3.5/5 stars While the book had an extremely powerful message and story, sometimes the point got lost in translation with the over description and the amount of times POVs got switched. Samuel and Isaiah story and love were the main focus but there were so many other great characters. Yes this book is brutal. It does not sugar coat anything. The author doesn't gloss over the issues that slaves faced or the brutality that was their lives. There was abuse, torture, and so much more. It broke my heart what they were forced to go through. And then poor Samuel and Isaiah being betrayed not only by Amos, but the rest of the slaves, was beyond infuriating. But I know this was a real a true part of life for slaves. It's incredibly powerful book. Though, it does lose points because there were better ways to write and things should have been edited down. Powerful story. And I think it is a must read for everyone.

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The 2021 National Book Award Finalists
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 10, 2021

The 2021 National Book Award finalists were announced last week. This prestigious annual literary award includes five different categories—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature—with five finalists for each. Read on for the twenty-five books that made the cut.

The Prophets in 11 Book Releases We're Excited About This Month
11 Book Releases We're Excited About This Month
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • January 06, 2021

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