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Publisher Description

This New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year is "a powerful tale of racial tensions across generations" (People) that explores the depths of women’s relationships—powerful women and marginalized women, healers and survivors. 

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." ―The New York Times Book Review

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
November 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Catapult
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Syteacher ,

What is with these timeline stories?

I really enjoyed the three stories of three women who shared a heritage and the theme of women and their struggle to protect their children. I had a problem with the way the story was told. The author is skillful, the characters are interesting and I loved the cultural experience. Going back and forth in time over and over again was confusing.

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