She would be king : a novel
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Minneapolis, MN : Graywolf, [2018].
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294 pages ; 24 cm
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English
ISBN
9781555978174, 1555978177

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Includes bibliographical references.
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Three extraordinary people use their unusual powers to protect the fledgling state of Liberia.
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In the West African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she nevertheless survives. On a plantation in Virginia, June Dey hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. An in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave, can fade from sight at will, just as his mother could. Gbessa, misunderstood by her own people, finds a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Monrovia. When she meets June Dey and Norman Aragon, it isn't long before they realize that they are all cursed - or, perhaps, uniquely gifted. Together they protect the weak and vulnerable, but only Gbessa can salvage the tense relationship between the settlers and the indigenous tribes. The all-seeing spirit of the wind weaves together their extraordinary stories. "If she was not a woman," the wind says of Gbessa, "she would be king."In the West African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she nevertheless survives. On a plantation in Virginia, June Dey hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. An in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave, can fade from sight at will, just as his mother could. Gbessa, misunderstood by her own people, finds a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Monrovia. When she meets June Dey and Norman Aragon, it isn't long before they realize that they are all cursed - or, perhaps, uniquely gifted. Together they protect the weak and vulnerable, but only Gbessa can salvage the tense relationship between the settlers and the indigenous tribes. The all-seeing spirit of the wind weaves together their extraordinary stories. "If she was not a woman," the wind says of Gbessa, "she would be king." -- from jacket.
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Moore, W. (2018). She would be king: a novel. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf.

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Moore, Wayétu. 2018. She Would Be King: A Novel. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf.

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Moore, Wayétu, She Would Be King: A Novel. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf, 2018.

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Moore, Wayétu. She Would Be King: A Novel. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf, 2018. Print.

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