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First discovered and edited by Toni Morrison, Gayl Jones has been described as one of the great literary writers of the twentieth century, Palmares is the first new work of hers to be published in twenty years, rewarding longtime fans and bringing her gifts to a new generation of readers.

Intricate and compelling, the book recounts the journey of Almeyda, a Black slave girl who comes of age on Portuguese plantations and escapes in search of a fugitive slave settlement called Palmares.Combining a mastery of language and voice with her unique brand of mythology and magical realism, Jones reimagines the historical novel.

ISBN: 9780807007150

Published Date: January 1, 2021

Publisher: Beacon Press

Language: English

Page Count: 492

Size: 8.71" l x 5.65" w x 1.58" h