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Pym

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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

What the Critics Say

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

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    Betty A. Kane 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I would recommend this book to a friend."

    Loved the book and narration. Book will be discussed at a Black Professionals Book Club.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan 08-21-15
    Jordan 08-21-15

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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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    Sandra M. 11-29-11
    Sandra M. 11-29-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Worse book I have ever had to endure."

    Hideously pretentious; poorly written; boring; tedious. GHASTLY! Our whole Book Club was livid we'd made the mistake of choosing Pym.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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