Blonde Roots

Blonde Roots

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781440697609
  • 288 Pages
  • Riverhead
  • Adult

Overview

The most provocative debut novel of the year, “a dizzying satire” (The New Yorker) that “boldly turns history on its head” (Elle).

What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How would that have changed the ways that people justified their inhuman behavior? How would it inform our cultural attitudes and the insidious racism that still lingers today? We see this tragicomic world turned upside down through the eyes of Doris, an Englishwoman enslaved and taken to the New World, movingly recounting experiences of tremendous hardship and the dreams of the people she has left behind, all while journeying toward an escape into freedom.

A poignant and dramatic story grounded in provocative ideas, Blonde Roots is a genuinely original, profoundly imaginative novel.



Awards

I.M.P.A.C. Dublin Award – Winner
Penguin Hotline
Brightly
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