The Resource The Revisioners

The Revisioners

Label
The Revisioners
Title
The Revisioners
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
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Language
eng
Summary
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year "Sexton takes on [Toni Morrison's artful invocation of the ghost] in her new novel The Revisioners. . . She writes with such a clear sense of place and time that each of these intermingled stories feels essential and dramatic in its own way." —Ron Charles, The Washington Post "A powerful tale of racial tensions across generations." —People In 1924, 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 Ava to be her companion. But Martha's behavior soon becomes erratic, then 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 mothers and their children, the dangers that upend those bonds. At its core, The Revisioners ponders generational legacies, the endurance of hope, and the undying promise of freedom. "[A] stunning new novel . . . Sexton's writing is clear and uncluttered, the dialogue authentic, with all the cadences of real speech... This is a novel about the women, the mothers." ―New York Times Book Review
Summary
Explores the impact of racism and interracial relationships between women through the story of an early 20th-century farmer and her unemployed single mother descendant
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New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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10822472
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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  • 820
  • 820
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Revisioners
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781640092594
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Revisioners
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640092594
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    37.377573 -76.770995
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