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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.
©2011 Mat Johnson (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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“An acutely humorous, very original story …” (Kirkus)
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By Jordan on 08-21-15

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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By Betty A. Kane on 07-20-15

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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