EAN:  9780349015255
Publicatiedatum:   20-09-2021
Uitvoering:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Bladzijden:  512

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AN EPIC TALE OF LOVE AND LIBERATION, SET IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BRAZIL



'I fell asleep and dreamed of Palmares, where one's true place in the world was said to be the same as any free man's or woman's . . . '



From plantation to plantation, Almeyda, a young slave girl, hears whispers, rumours of Palmares, a hidden settlement where fugitive slaves live free. But can this promised land exist? And what price is paid for 'freedom'?



In Palmares, Gayl Jones brings to life a world full of unforgettable characters, reimagining extraordinary historical events and combining them with mythology and magic. Of Gayl Jones, the New Yorker noted, '[Her] great achievement is to reckon with both history and interiority, and to collapse the boundary between them.' Like nothing else before it, Palmares embodies this gift.



Palmares hails the return of a major voice in literature. Gayl Jones was first discovered and edited by Toni Morrison, and her talent was praised by writers including Maya Angelou, James Baldwin and John Updike. After a handful of acclaimed novels, she withdrew from the publishing world. Now Jones returns with her first novel in over twenty years.



'An American writer with a powerful sense of vital inheritance, of history in the blood' John Updike



'Jones's writing powerfully blends narrative and lyricism . . . Her imagination seems to thrive on outstripping one's expectations' Margo Jefferson

    EAN: 9780349015255
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    Uitgever: Veltman Distributie Import Books
    Publicatiedatum:   20-09-2021
    Uitvoering: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 158 mm
    Breedte: 235 mm
    Dikte: 47 mm
    Gewicht: 674 gr
    Voorraad: Leverbaar bij Centraal Boekhuis
    Bladzijden: 512