The Resource She would be king : a novel, Wayétu Moore

She would be king : a novel, Wayétu Moore

Label
She would be king : a novel
Title
She would be king
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Wayétu Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel of exhilarating range, magical realism, and history'a dazzling retelling of Liberia's formation WayEtu Moore's powerful debut novel, She Would Be King, reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia's early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them. Moore's intermingling of history and magical realism finds voice not just in these three characters but also in the fleeting spirit of the wind, who embodies an ancient wisdom. "If she was not a woman," the wind says of Gbessa, "she would be king." In this vibrant story of the African diaspora, Moore, a talented storyteller and a daring writer, illuminates with radiant and exacting prose the tumultuous roots of a country inextricably bound to the United States. She Would Be King is a novel of profound depth set against a vast canvas and a transcendent debut from a major new author
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Wayétu
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O5686
LC item number
S44 2018eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Liberia
Label
She would be king : a novel, Wayétu Moore
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781555978686
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
856C319E-435F-43A1-9007-A6C7FDE70D11
System control number
(OCoLC)1052465816
Label
She would be king : a novel, Wayétu Moore
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781555978686
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
856C319E-435F-43A1-9007-A6C7FDE70D11
System control number
(OCoLC)1052465816

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