The Birdcatcher Gayl Jones

The Birdcatcher

Author: Gayl Jones
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Book Title
The Birdcatcher
Author
Gayl Jones
ISBN
9780807029947
"Gayl Jones's work represents a watershed in American literature.--Imani Perry Legendary writer Gayl Jones returns with a stunning new novel about Black American artists in exile Gayl Jones, the novelist Toni Morrison discovered decades ago and Tayari Jones recently called her favorite writer, has been described as one of the great literary writers of the 20th century. Now, for the first time in over 20 years, Jones is publishing again. In the wake of her long-awaited fifth novel, Palmares, The Birdcatcher is another singular achievement, a return to the circles of her National Book Award finalist, The Healing. Set primarily on the island of Ibiza, the story is narrated by the writer Amanda Wordlaw, whose closest friend, a gifted sculptor named Catherine Shuger, is repeatedly institutionalized for trying to kill a husband who never leaves her. The three form a quirky triangle on the white-washed island. A study in Black women's creative expression, and the intensity of their relationships, this work from Jones shows off her range and insight into the vicissitudes of all human nature - rewarding longtime fans and bringing her talent to a new generation of readers.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Gayl JonesPublisher: Beacon PressPublished: 09/13/2022ISBN: 9780807029947Pages: 216Weight: 1.25lbsReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/25/2022Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2022Booklist 08/01/2022 pg. 18
"Gayl Jones's work represents a watershed in American literature.
--Imani Perry

Legendary writer Gayl Jones returns with a stunning new novel about Black American artists in exile

Gayl Jones, the novelist Toni Morrison discovered decades ago and Tayari Jones recently called her favorite writer, has been described as one of the great literary writers of the 20th century. Now, for the first time in over 20 years, Jones is publishing again. In the wake of her long-awaited fifth novel, Palmares, The Birdcatcher is another singular achievement, a return to the circles of her National Book Award finalist, The Healing.

Set primarily on the island of Ibiza, the story is narrated by the writer Amanda Wordlaw, whose closest friend, a gifted sculptor named Catherine Shuger, is repeatedly institutionalized for trying to kill a husband who never leaves her. The three form a quirky triangle on the white-washed island.

A study in Black women's creative expression, and the intensity of their relationships, this work from Jones shows off her range and insight into the vicissitudes of all human nature - rewarding longtime fans and bringing her talent to a new generation of readers.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Gayl Jones
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: 09/13/2022
ISBN: 9780807029947
Pages: 216
Weight: 1.25lbs

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/25/2022
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2022
Booklist 08/01/2022 pg. 18
"Gayl Jones's work represents a watershed in American literature.
--Imani Perry

Legendary writer Gayl Jones returns with a stunning new novel about Black American artists in exile

Gayl Jones, the novelist Toni Morrison discovered decades ago and Tayari Jones recently called her favorite writer, has been described as one of the great literary writers of the 20th century. Now, for the first time in over 20 years, Jones is publishing again. In the wake of her long-awaited fifth novel, Palmares, The Birdcatcher is another singular achievement, a return to the circles of her National Book Award finalist, The Healing.

Set primarily on the island of Ibiza, the story is narrated by the writer Amanda Wordlaw, whose closest friend, a gifted sculptor named Catherine Shuger, is repeatedly institutionalized for trying to kill a husband who never leaves her. The three form a quirky triangle on the white-washed island.

A study in Black women's creative expression, and the intensity of their relationships, this work from Jones shows off her range and insight into the vicissitudes of all human nature - rewarding longtime fans and bringing her talent to a new generation of readers.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Gayl Jones
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: 09/13/2022
ISBN: 9780807029947
Pages: 216
Weight: 1.25lbs

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/25/2022
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2022
Booklist 08/01/2022 pg. 18