Virtual Author Event: The Prophets with Robert Jones, Jr.
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Revolution Books | 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704
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Two enslaved youth, Samuel and Isaiah, find love with each other on a brutal Mississippi plantation called Empty. This is their story, the story of those who know and care for them, of those who use them and those who betray them. A story of then and now.
“Operatic. . . As the story layers itself and picks up to a devastating pace toward the end, it bursts forth in a crack of lightning and the reader is left aflame. The Prophets is an astounding book, at once potent and universe-level expansive, a sky unto itself.”
–Sarah Neilson, The Seattle Times
Robert Jones, Jr. is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Prophets, which was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Essence, and The Paris Review. He is the creator and curator of the social-justice, social-media community Son of Baldwin, which has over 290,000 followers across platforms.
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Categories: Literature, Online