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Yonder

A Novel

by Jabari Asim

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Yonder by Jabari Asim
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    Jan 2022, 272 pages

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As they try to survive the brutality of their owner Cannonball Greene, a group of slaves band together and commit to freedom.

The captivating historical novel Yonder turns an intimate lens towards the tragedy and survivorship of American slaves. Jabari Asim sets his story at Placid Hall, a plantation owned by Randolph "Cannonball" Greene. Though there is nothing placid about Greene or his wife — nicknamed Screech Owl — whose emotional and physical violence is predictable, Asim has done something special here, separate from the atrocity he details. Similar to Toni Morrison's tour de force Beloved, and its powerful line "You your best thing, Sethe. You are," in Yonder the slaves are the story's light.

Pandora is a house slave of mixed race lusted after by Greene. Cupid, the slave foreman, is a bully tortured by memories — he once saw a man's hands and ankles chopped off. He spends his nights with a woman named Nila, sexually abusing her. Cato is emotionally paralyzed and often lonely after ...

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