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The prophets : a novel / Robert Jones, Jr.


"A singular and stunning debut 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Isaiah was Samuel's and Samuel was Isaiah's. 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. When an older 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. -- adapted from jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780593085684
  • ISBN: 059308568X
  • Physical Description: 388 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2021]
Subject: African American gay men > Fiction.
Gay men, Black > United States > Fiction.
Slaves > United States > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / African American / General.
Gay men, Black.
United States.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Gay fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Gay fiction.
Love stories.

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