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Ours / Phillip B. Williams.


An enigmatic woman named Saint, a fearsome conjuror who, in the 1830s, annihilates plantations all over Arkansas to rescue the people enslaved there -- brings those she has freed to a haven of her own creation: a town just north of St. Louis, magically concealed from outsiders, named Ours. It is in this miraculous place that Saint's grand experiment -- a truly secluded community where her people may flourish -- takes root. But although Saint does her best to protect the inhabitants of Ours, over time, her conjuring and memories begin to betray her, leaving the town vulnerable to intrusions by newcomers with powers of their own. As the cracks in Saint's creation are exposed, some begin to wonder whether the community's safety might be yet another form of bondage. Set over the course of four decades and steeped in a rich tradition of American literature informed by Black surrealism, mythology, and spirituality, Ours is a stunning exploration of the possibilities and limitations of love and freedom. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593654828
  • ISBN: 059365482X
  • Physical Description: 580 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2024]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Magicians > Fiction.
Black people > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
Communities > Fiction.
Freed persons > Fiction.
Plantations > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Mythology > Fiction.
Spirituality > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Liberty > Fiction.
Arkansas > Fiction.
Missouri > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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  • 17 of 19 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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