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The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.
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it was amazing
bookshelves: arc, awards-and-honors, 2021-most-wanted

Review to come in the January issue of BookPage. In the meantime, this is one of my favorite parts of a heartbreaking but thoroughly beautiful book.

“They thought we was something dirty, but it won’t nothing like that at all. It was easy, really. He the only one who understand me without me saying a word. Can tell what I thinking just by where I looking—or not looking. So when he took my hand . . . the first time anybody or anything ever touch me so, everything in my head wanna say naw, but nothing in my body let me.”

And here’s a small part of what I wrote in the review:

...Jones is already a master stylist, writing gorgeous, lyrical and readable prose about some of the ugliest things that human beings feel and do to one another. Sometimes the prose reads like scripture. At other times, it’s poetry."
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Reading Progress

October 12, 2020 – Shelved
October 12, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
November 10, 2020 – Started Reading
November 16, 2020 – Finished Reading
December 6, 2020 – Shelved as: arc
December 6, 2020 – Shelved as: awards-and-honors
December 6, 2020 – Shelved as: 2021-most-wanted

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