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The Resource She would be king, by Wayetu Moore, (text large print)

She would be king, by Wayetu Moore, (text large print)

Label
She would be king
Title
She would be king
Statement of responsibility
by Wayetu Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel of exhilarating range, magical realism, and history? A dazzling retelling of Liberia's formation Wayétu 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
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DLC
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Moore, Wayétu
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Outcasts
  • Ability
  • Large type books
  • Liberia
Label
She would be king, by Wayetu Moore, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1075552292
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
559 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862176
Lccn
2018054051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1308600
  • (Sirsi) o1075552292
  • (OCoLC)1075552292
Label
She would be king, by Wayetu Moore, (text large print)
Publication
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1075552292
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
559 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862176
Lccn
2018054051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1308600
  • (Sirsi) o1075552292
  • (OCoLC)1075552292

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