The Book of Night Women

Marlon James will be in Magers & Quinn Booksellers to read from his new novel The Book of Night Women. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they—and she—will come to both revere and fear.

James’ first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. James teaches at Macalester College in St. Paul.

Details on this and all our upcoming readings are always on our events page.–David E