The Revisioners

The Revisioners

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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Following her National Book Award-nominated debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton returns with this equally elegant and historically inspired story of survivors and healers, of black women and their black sons, set in the American South In 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Now, her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine's family. Nearly one hundred years later, Josephine's descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job. She moves in with her white grandmother Martha, a wealthy but lonely woman who pays her grandchild to be her companion. But Martha's behavior soon becomes erratic, then even threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine's converge. The Revisioners explores the depths of women's relationships-powerful women and marginalized women, healers and survivors. It is a novel about the bonds between a mother and a child, the dangers that upend those bonds. At its core, The Revisioners ponders generational legacies, the endurance of hope, and the undying promise of freedom.
Publisher: [United States] : Counterpoint, 2019
Characteristics: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9781640092594 (electronic bk.)
1640092595 (electronic bk.)
Call Number: eBook hoopla

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List - American Epic
JeffcoBooks Jun 15, 2020

A complex story, navigating white privilege and deeply rooted racism told from the perspectives of two black women, Josephine as a child in 1855 and a mother in 1924, and young Ava in 2017. With touches of magical realism, both women face difficult and possibly dangerous situations, each while bu... Read More »


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