• by Mat Johnson
  • Narrated by J.D. Jackson
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed novelist Mat Johnson is the winner of the prestigious Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. After being sacked, American literature professor Chris Jaynes discovers a slave manuscript that seemingly confirms the existence of an “island of pure and utter blackness” as described in Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. Soon Jaynes and a rag-tag crew embark on an epic adventure to discover the truth.


What the Critics Say

“An acutely humorous, very original story …” (Kirkus)


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Customer Reviews

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A new take on Pym

I stumbled upon the canon of Arthur Gordon Pym by accident--I listened to Loving Day and this book was recommended I decided to go back and listen to the books in chronological order, and this while equally far-fetched has the added interest of an analysis of race both in the previous books and In contemporary America. Definitely worthwhile.
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- Jordan

I would recommend this book to a friend.

Loved the book and narration. Book will be discussed at a Black Professionals Book Club.
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- Betty A. Kane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books