The Revisioners



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. Best Read [ The Revisioners ] By [ Margaret Wilkerson Sexton ] – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • The Revisioners
  • Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
  • 06 September 2017
  • 1640092587

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 Josephine s mother is a Revisioner, a spiritual leader to the other slaves, with gifts of sight and knowledge of healing Later, as an old woman, we see Josephine on her own land, ab...

  2. 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 Moving into her grandmother s house ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Paris (parisperusing) says:

    4.5

  5. 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 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 f...

  6. 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 could...

  7. 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 ches...

  8. 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 living on a plantation in Louisiana as a child and a slave, she befriends the owners young daughter, neither of th...

  9. Audrey says:

    3.5 Stars Beautifully told from 2 perspectives in time, Josephine, formerly enslaved and her descendant, Ava What this really captures are the voices of those who don t traditionally have a voice, the ones whose presence have been erased in time as well as the difficult history as to what those voices say Despite being separated by generations, both women are united in parental love as well as problematic relations with white people who sub or not consciously attempt to exert pow 3.5 Stars Beautifully told from 2 perspectives in time, Jo...

  10. Raven Ross says:

    The historical impalement of time and circumstances are the bones of this epic familial story The women in this novel are faced with irresistible opportunities and haunting sacrifices Josephine, a past runaway slave during the start of Jim Crow and KKK uprisings, is now a grandmother trying to make the best decisions for her family From present time, Ava is a single mother in New Orleans who is wanting to create better opportunities for her son The Revisioners seeks to give grace to these Bl The historical impalement of time and circumstances are the bones of this epic familial story The women in this novel are faced with irresistible opportunities and haunting sacrifices Josephine, a past runaway slave during the start of Jim Crow and KKK uprisings, is now a grandmother trying to make the best decisions for her family From present time, Ava is a single mother in New...

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