Praise Song for the Butterflies

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Product Details
Price
$35.95
Publisher
Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781617755750

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About the Author

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels including Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors' Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012), Glorious, and The Book of Harlan (winner of a 2017 American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction). She is a four-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of three awards from the BCALA.

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Perhaps one of the best books of the year, Praise Song for the Butterflies is a stunning, brief portrait that humanizes the plight of those in ritual servitude. It's a fantastic work from a gifted author.-- "The Gazette"
A fictional West African country is the setting for Bernice L. McFadden's latest work, Praise Song for the Butterflies. Here we meet Abeo Kata, a 9-year-old girl who is ripped from her privileged lifestyle when her father forces her to become a slave in a religious sect. Rescued after 15 years, Abeo struggles to overcome dark family secrets while learning to love again.-- "Essence Magazine, one of Essence's Five Faves for Fall"
Bernice McFadden's Praise Song for the Butterflies is a story about trauma and survival . . . Let me assure you: McFadden's writing is so gentle and internal; reading it doesn't feel like an exercise in masochism. Instead, it's a nuanced examination of heritage, family, secrets, and resilience.-- "Buzzfeed Books Newsletter"
McFadden crafts a compassionate, unforgettable story of loss and redemption.-- "BBC Culture, One of 10 Books to Read in August"
This is a novel brave enough to cast an unblinking eye on one of the most disturbing chapters in the ongoing history of female oppression, and humane enough to have found the means for a redemptive and fulfilling read.-- "New York Journal of Books"