The Revisioners

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • The Revisioners
  • Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
  • 08 June 2018
  • 1640092587

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The RevisionersIn 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery Now, her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine s family.Nearly one hundred years later, Josephine s descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job She moves in with her white grandmother Martha, a wealthy but lonely woman who pays her grandchild to be her companion But Martha s behavior soon becomes erratic, then even threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine s converge.The Revisioners explores the depths of women s relationships powerful women and marginalized women, healers and survivors It is a novel about the bonds between a mother and a child, the dangers that upend those bonds At its core, The Revisioners ponders generational legacies, the endurance of hope, and the undying promise of freedom. New Download [ The Revisioners ] Author [ Margaret Wilkerson Sexton ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Revisioners

  1. Jessica Woodbury says:

    Margaret Wilkerson Sexton bowled me over with her first novel, A KIND OF FREEDOM, a deeply resonant novel about three generations of a Black New Orleans family Her second novel, THE REVISIONERS, also moves through time but over an even greater span from 1855 to 1925 to 2017 At first it seems these periods could not bedifferent for Black women in the South, but even across such vast changes there is much that stays the same This book is, above all, a love letter to the traditions Black Margaret Wilkerson Sexton bowled me over with her first novel, A KIND OF FREEDOM, a deeply resonant novel about three generations of a Black New Orleans family Her second novel, THE REVISIONERS, also moves through time but over an even greater span from 1855 to 1925 to 2017 At first it seems these periods could not bedifferent for Black women in the South, but even across such vast changes there is much that stays the same This book is, above all, a love letter to the traditions Black women pass down, the strength and the power that survive Josephine begins life as a slave, the 1855 sections of the book show us her life as a young girl...

  2. Jessie says:

    The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton was incredible This multigenerational novels follows two mothers one in two different periods of her life, in childhood and old age, in bondage and free, which, just, wow whose power, even their inherited ancestral magic, is sucked dry by the ravening maw of racism, both the structural kind, but also the deeply deeply personal variety This book examines childhood and motherhood in the impossible world of America that punishes Black people for exis The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton was incredible This multigenerational novels follows two mothers one in two different periods of her life, in childhood and old age, in bondage and free, which, just, wow whose power, even their inherited ancestral magic, is sucked dry by the ravening maw of racism, both the structural kind, but also the deeply deeply personal...

  3. Rachel Watkins says:

    Margaret Sexton Wilkerson s THE REVISIONERS is a tribute, a prayer, a triumphant cry of gratitude to those who came before us The intergenerational memories and desire for freedom and survival push Ava forward when things get hard ...

  4. Paris (parisperusing) says:

    Margaret Wilkerson Sexton s The Revisioners taps into the gifts, glories, and gospels of three generations of Black women who, in the face of slavery and its vestiges, must reckon with matters of faith and trust The book shifts between chapters told by Ava, an out of work single mother living in 2017 New Orleans, and her great grandmother Josephine both from her time as a widowed self made farmer in 1925 and in her youth on the plantation in 1855 Then there is Gladys, Ava s mother and Josephine s daugh Margaret Wilkerson Sexton s The Revisioners taps into the gifts, glories, and gospels of three generations of Black women who, in the face of slavery and its vestiges, must reckon with matters of faith and trust The book shifts between chapters told by Ava, an out of work single mother living in 2017 New Orleans, and her great grandmother Josephine both from her time as a widowed self made farmer in 1925 and in her youth on the plantation in 1855 Then there is Gladys, Ava s mother and Josephine s daughter, who albeit chapter less, affirms her place as a doula and the spiritual thread that connects them all Without her, Ava might not have taken heed to the power within herself, nor the dangerous harbingers she overlooked after r...

  5. Read In Colour says:

    You know how you finish a book and rate it right away, but then you wake up the next day after you ve had time to sleep on that book and you re like, no, that book wasn t really a 5 star, it sof a 4 star That s me with The Revisioners I love the way Margaret Wilkerson Sexton travels back and forth between two different eras and two different protagonists She did it really well in A Kind of Freedom and does it fairly well in The Revisioners, except when I woke up thinking about the story You know how you finish a book and rate it right awa...

  6. Sarah says:

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review opinions are my own.This book, simply put, is an example of extremely good storytelling It reads like a suspense novel, a family epic, and historical fiction at once, and is one of the most well paced novels I ve ever read.The Revisioners protagonists are mainly women, but a vital pillar of this story is that of women raising sons, specifically Black women raising Black boys in America, which is a ve I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review opinions are my own.This book, simply put, is an example of extremely good storytelling It reads like a suspense novel, a family epic, and historical fiction at once, and is one of the most well paced novels I ve ever read.The Revisioners protagonists are mainly women, but a vital pillar of this story is that of women raising sons, specifically Black women raising Black boys in America, which is a very dangerous ...

  7. Jonathan says:

    The Revisioners is a heartbreaking novel that left me wanting , notfrom the story or the writing, justof the rich powerful display of women, both marginalized and privileged Sexton has written a book that reads with the pace of a thriller and the beauty of a modern classic Told in three generations, centered around two women, Josephine in 1865 li...

  8. Erin says:

    I ve been thinking about Margaret Wilkerson Sexton s THE REVISIONERS since I read it 3 months ago Last Friday, as I sat listening to Ibram Kendi Ta Nehisi Coates discuss his new novel The Water Dancer, it was almost ALL I could think about It was so pertinent to the conversation that I was dying to ask either man if they d read it yet THE REVISIONERS ensnared me with a tantalizing foreboding from its opening pages, though nothing terribly foreboding is happening in them it I ve been thinking about Margaret Wilkerson Sexton s THE REVISIONERS since I read it 3 months ago Last Friday, as I sat listening to Ibram Kendi Ta Nehisi Coates discuss his new novel The Water Dancer, it was almost ALL I could think about It was so pertinent to the conversatio...

  9. Sara says:

    Wow wow wow I need to come up with something coherent to say about this book by Tuesday, but for now, I m just going to sit with my immense intense feels.edit to add I couldn t put The Revisioners down once I picked it up last week It s an inter generational tale focusing on the women of a Louisiana Black family, from Ava in 2017 to her great great great great grandma Josephine in 1924, and then to 10 year old Josephine in 1855 who is still a slave Sexton highlights th Wow wow wow I need to come up with something coherent to say about this book by Tuesday, but for now, I m just going to sit with my immense intense feels.edit to add I couldn t put The Revisioners down once I picked it up last week It s an inter generational tale focusing on the women of a Louisiana Black family, from Ava in 2017 to her great great great great grandma Josephine in 1924, and then to 10 year old Josephine in 1855 who is still a slave Sexton highlights the cyclical nature of history and family,...

  10. Susan says:

    Margaret Wilkerson Sexton writes her characters with such clarity and moving spirit, infusing them with power and insight The storytelling was literally breathtakingthan once I gasped, hand to my chest ...