The Rib King

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Product Details

Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
Amistad Press
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.2 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062979063

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About the Author

Ladee Hubbard is the author of The Talented Ribkins, which received the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, the Times Literary Supplement, Copper Nickel, and Callaloo. She received a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award as well as fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Art Omi, the Sacatar Foundation, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Hedgebrook, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Born in Massachusetts and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida, she currently lives in New Orleans with her husband and three children.

Reviews

Hubbard's latest cements her status as an American original.--Publishers Weekly
"Hubbard delivers a dazzling tour-de-force in this richly painted, perfectly timed meditation on privilege and fury."--Booklist (starred review)
"One will be impressed at all times with Hubbard's control over her historical milieu as well as her complicated, intriguing characterizations. . . . An imaginative work craftily depicting the failure of imagination that is American racism."--Kirkus Reviews
"Hubbard's own superpower is her gift for building extraordinary worlds that examine troubled periods of America's past while shedding light on the unquestionable innovation and determination of African Americans who, perhaps improbably, thrived within them."--Los Angeles Times
"Ladee Hubbard's sophomore novel, The Rib King, is a fascinating story about the intersection of ambition, race and revenge. . . Hubbard crafts unforgettable characters and masterfully builds suspense."--Washington Post
Finely written and worth a second read, this novel would be a fantastic choice for book discussion groups. With complete faithfulness to the text, it could also make an excellent movie.--Library Journal (starred review)
The novel goes far beyond a story of revenge. It is an engrossing account of Black genius and entrepreneurship in the early 20th century.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution