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The Book of Night Women
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publication date February 2, 2010
Pages 427
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594484360
ISBN-10 1594484368
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings

"An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review

A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, 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 they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link. But the real revelation of the book-the secret to the stirring imagery and insistent prose-is Marlon James himself, a young writer at once breath­takingly daring and wholly in command of his craft.

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Hardcover
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from Riverhead Books (February 19, 2009)
9781594488573 | details & prices | 415 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $28.00
About: From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Riverhead Books (February 2, 2010)
9781594484360 | details & prices | 427 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.00
About: From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780143144403
 
With Robin Miles (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Penguin/Highbridge (February 19, 2009)
9780143144403 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $39.95
About: 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.

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