The Resource The prophets, Robert Jones, Jr

The prophets, Robert Jones, Jr

Label
The prophets
Title
The prophets
Statement of responsibility
Robert Jones, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Halifax plantation is known as Empty by the slaves who work it under the pitiless gaze of its overseers and its owner, Massa Paul. Two young enslaved men, Samuel and Isaiah dwell among the animals they keep in the barn, helping out in the fields when their day is done. But the barn is their haven, a space of radiance and love - away from the blistering sun and the cruelty of the toubabs - where they can be alone together. But, Amos - a fellow slave - has begun to direct suspicion towards the two men and their refusal to bend. Their flickering glances, unspoken words and wilful intention, revealing a truth that threatens to rock the stability of the plantation. And preaching the words of Massa Paul's gospel, he betrays them. The culminating pages of The Prophets summon a choral voice of those who have suffered in silence, with blistering humanity, as the day of reckoning arrives at the Halifax plantation. Love, in all its permutations, is the discovery at the heart of Robert Jones Jr's breathtaking debut, The Prophets
Cataloging source
NJB
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1977-
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Jones, Robert
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Gay men, Black
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Plantations
  • Betrayal
Target audience
adult
Label
The prophets, Robert Jones, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068058248
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529405729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1200259551
Label
The prophets, Robert Jones, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068058248
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529405729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1200259551

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