Booker-prize winning author Marlon James's historical fiction novel about slavery in Jamaica can be a hard book to read at times, but we cannot turn away from our history just because it is unpleasant. A very powerful book centered on one slave girl and her experiences on a Jamaican sugar plantation in the early 1800s. I wish MCPL owned a copy of the book in addition to the audiobook.

Like in A History of Seven Killings, James uses dialect. It takes a little getting used to, but it is worth it.

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