The Good Negress

A Novel

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“Haunting . . . To read The Good Negress is to fall under a spell, to open a window, to fly.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
Twenty years after its initial publication, The Good Negress continues...

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The Good Negress was first published in hardcover in 1995, and Algonquin Books could not be more excited to be re-releasing this stunning debut in paperback (pub date: December 6, 2016). Hailed by...

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“Truly extraordinary.” —Toni Morrison

“In a particularly accomplished debut, Verdelle imbues her ambitious novel with a confident style, finely realized characters and a strikingly original...

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