The Prophets Pdf Summary Reviews By Robert Jones Jr.

The Prophets Pdf Summary

The Prophets Pdf book A novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.

Isaiah was Samuel’s and Samuel was Isaiah’s. That was the way it was since the beginning, and the way it was to be until the end. In the barn they tended to the animals, but also to each other, transforming the hollowed-out shed into a place of human refuge, a source of intimacy and hope in a world ruled by vicious masters. But when an older man—a fellow slave—seeks to gain favor by preaching the master’s gospel on the plantation, the enslaved begin to turn on their own. Isaiah and Samuel’s love, which was once so simple, is seen as sinful and a clear danger to the plantation’s harmony.

With a lyricism reminiscent of Toni Morrison, Robert Jones, Jr. fiercely summons the voices of slaver and the enslaved alike to tell the story of these two men; from Amos the preacher to the calculating slave-master himself to the long line of women that surround them, women who have carried the soul of the plantation on their shoulders. As tensions build and the weight of centuries—of ancestors and future generations to come—culminate in a climactic reckoning, The Prophets masterfully reveals the pain and suffering of inheritance, but is also shot through with hope, beauty, and truth, portraying the enormous, heroic power of love.


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About Robert Jones Jr. Author of The Prophets Pdf Book

Robert Jones Jr.
Robert Jones Jr.

Robert Jones, Jr. author of the Prophets Pdf Book which became New York Times Instant Bestselling novel. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Essence, and The Paris Review. He is the creator and curator of the social-justice, social-media community Son of Baldwin, which has over 285,000 followers across platforms.

His debut novel, The Prophets, is available (or will soon be available) in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States.

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Listening Length14 hours and 52 minutes
AuthorRobert Jones Jr.
NarratorKaren Chilton
Whispersync for VoiceReady Release DateJanuary 05, 2021
PublisherPenguin Audio
Program TypeAudiobook
Best Sellers Rank#14,894 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#4 in LGBTQ+ Historical Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#12 in LGBTQ+ Historical Fiction (Books)
#47 in LGBTQ+ Literary Fiction (Books)

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