Posted on February 19, 2021 in
THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones Jr. was featured in the Irish Times. Ruth McKee raves: "[THE PROPHETS] is an intimate portrayal of the relationship between the two men, written in language that is sumptuous, lyrical but with sharp teeth. It is a sweeping story, encompassing interconnected lives on the plantation, from kitchen maid to preacher, but it’s also interior, visionary and searching. Unflinching and brutal at times, it pays homage to the revelatory power of love. The writing is heir to James Baldwin and Toni Morrison and bears witness to the heritage of queer black men; the story has always been there, but is told now for perhaps the first time, in voices that sing, deep as a well." G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the book on January 5, 2021.
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