The Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson audiobook

The Yellow Wife: A Novel

By Sadeqa Johnson

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982149109

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 01/12/2021

    ISBN: 9781797118833

  • Available on 01/12/2021

    ISBN: 9781797118826

Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“Wholly engrossing, exquisitely researched, and so timely. Sadeqa Johnson brings a fresh telling to a story we think we already know, making it beautifully relatable and human. Riveting and suspenseful, I highly recommend this novel.” —Kathleen Grissom New York Times Bestselling author of The Kitchen House

This harrowing story follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia.

Born on a plantation in Charles City Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a privileged life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the plantation’s medicine woman, and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.

Freedom on her eighteenth birthday has been promised to her, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known and unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous “Devil’s Half-Acre,” a jail where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day in Richmond, Virginia. There Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailor’s cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive Pheby will have to outwit him but soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fully immersive, intricately crafted story inspired by the pages of history. In Pheby, Sadeqa Johnson has created a woman whose struggle to survive and to protect the ones she loves will have readers turning the pages as fast as their fingers can fly. Simply enthralling.” Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author
“Seldom do I get to enjoy a novel so wholly engrossing, so exquisitely researched, so timely. Sadeqa Johnson has brought a fresh telling to a story we think we already know, making it beautifully relatable and human. Riveting and suspenseful, I highly recommend this novel.” Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Sadeqa Johnson

Author Bio: Sadeqa Johnson

Sadeqa Johnson teaches fiction writing for the MFA program at Drexel University. She is an author whose debut novel, Love in a Carry-on Bag, won the 2013 Phillis Wheatley award for best fiction, OOSA Best Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for African-American Fiction. Second House from the Corner was hailed by Essence magazine and a Go on Girl! Book Club selection for 2017. And Then There Was Me won the National Book Club Conference Fiction book of the Year award and was a finalist for the Phillis Wheatley Award. She received the Black Pearl Magazine Author of the Year Award for 2017. She is a Kimbilo fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and proud member of the Tall Poppy Writers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English