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The Resource Palmares, Gayl Jones

Palmares, Gayl Jones

Label
Palmares
Title
Palmares
Statement of responsibility
Gayl Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. The result is a sweeping saga spanning a quarter of a century. 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 American literature - 'the best American novelist whose name you may not know' (Atlantic). 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 new novel in over twenty years
Cataloging source
NJB
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Jones, Gayl
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitive slave communities
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • Palmares (Pernambuco)
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
Target audience
adult
Label
Palmares, Gayl Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Gayl Jones, author of Corregidora" --Page [1] of cover
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
000069362316
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
492 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349015255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1195466328
Label
Palmares, Gayl Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Gayl Jones, author of Corregidora" --Page [1] of cover
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
000069362316
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
492 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349015255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1195466328

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