The Known WorldeBook - 2009
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multcolib_alisonk Apr 03, 2017
In creating the podcast, Brian Reed said that Jones was inspiring: "[he will be] writing about a character and he’ll insert these sentences where he tells you something that happens in the future to this person. I love it, it’s beautiful and omniscient, ...there are moments [in the podcast] ... Read More »
multcolib_dianaa Apr 30, 2014
Did you know that in the old South, there were black people who owned slaves? In this daring and ambitious novel, Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all of its moral complexities.
multcolib_dianaa Feb 21, 2014
Did you know that there were free black people in the South who actually owned slaves themselves? This well-written book ranges between the past and future and back again to the present, weaving together the lives of freed and enslaved blacks, whites, and Indians -- allowing readers a deeper unde... Read More »
multcolib_northportland Nov 09, 2013
Won the 2004 National Book Critics Circle; the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; and the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. • The Known World tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in... Read More »
multcolib Jun 19, 2012
Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave, becomes the protege of a powerful white landowner and in turn prospers and buys his own slaves.