The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir

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Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Graywolf Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781644450567

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About the Author

Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King and the founder of One Moore Book. She is a graduate of Howard University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, TIME MAGAZINE, MS. MAGAZINE, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Immersive, exhilarating. . . . This memoir adds an essential voice to the genre of migrant literature, challenging false popular narratives that migration is optional, permanent and always results in a better life."--The New York Times Book Review

"In her bruising new memoir, Moore describes the perilous journey as well as her experience of being a black immigrant living in the American South. Through it all, she threads an urgent narrative about the costs of survival and the strength of familial love."--TIME

"The Dragons, the Giant, the Women is a beautifully written book about the experience of migrating--a story, particularly in this moment, that can never be told enough."--Bitch Media

"A powerful look at the migrant experience and how its effects reverberate decades into the future."--Book Riot

"Riveting and beautifully written. . . . The extraordinary power of [The Dragons, the Giant, the Women] resides not only in [Wayétu Moore's] flight, but in her survival."--National Book Review

"With the same fabled quality of She Would Be King, Moore embraces the fantastical elements of her experiences to weave a story of migration that compels readers to see migration narratives in a new way: as a multidimensional story that comes alive through more than one approach."--Hippocampus

"Building to a thrumming crescendo, the pages almost fly past. Readers will be both enraptured and heartbroken by Moore's intimate yet epic story of love for family and home."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Moore's narrative style shines, weaving moments of lightness into a story of pain and conflict, family and war, loss and reunion."--Library Journal, starred review

"Identity, family ties, heroism, and gender roles are beautifully woven in Moore's fable-like narrative. . . . Moore's observation that 'the best stories do not always end happily, but happiness will find its way in there somehow' captures the emotional complexity of this powerful, stirring, and imaginatively allegorical memoir."--Booklist, starred review

"Wayétu Moore has written an elegant, inspired, page-turning memoir I couldn't put down. Destined to become a classic!"--Mary Karr

"A riveting narrative of survival and resilience and a tribute to the fierce love between parents and children."--Mary Laura Philpott

"A propulsive, heart-rending memoir of love and war and peace. . . . The Dragons, The Giant, the Women is a major contribution to the new literature of African immigration."--Namwali Serpell

"Deft and deeply human, Wayetu Moore's The Dragons, the Giant, the Women had me pinned from its first page to its last."--Mira Jacob

"A moving and richly drawn tale of a family threatened by violence in '90s Liberia. . . . A powerful, utterly convincing, and unforgettable story."--Chigozie Obioma

"Wayétu Moore stretches the art of writing on family, war, and movement to mythical heights with her otherworldly poeticism."--Morgan Jerkins