The Book of Night Women

Author(s): Marlon James
Imprint: Griot Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.85 hours)
Product Number: Z01363
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461806608
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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Marlon James' highly acclaimed debut was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Here he presents a dramatic slave narrative set on a 19th-century Jamaican sugar plantation. Ever since she was a small child, Lilith has been closely watched by a contingent of fellow slaves-calling themselves the Night Women- who have long planned a revolt. Though she does not yet know it, Lilith is the key to their carefully laid plans.


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The Book of Night Women
Product Number: BX00006619
Product Number:Z01363
Product Number:CF345

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Author(s): Marlon James
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number CF345
Released: Mar 17, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436198431
Author(s): Marlon James
Product Number EB00394000
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101011317

Professional reviews

"Robin Miles's calypso lilt gives listeners an immediate sense of this novel's setting: an eighteenth-century Jamaican sugar plantation. Just as quickly we get a strong sense of the lyrical voice of the author as Miles's cadences play up the imagery and poignant dialogue that threads through the story. It doesn't take long before we realize we'll need the poetry to carry us through disturbing life of the story's heroine, Lilith. A slave girl born with vivid green eyes, Lilith is not only beset by white owners, but isolated by fellow slaves who believe she possesses a dark power. The rawness of the author's voice, periodic violence, and Lilith's quandaries about her place in the world create a tension that befits turbulent times before certain rebellion. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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