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James has the potential to become a classic . . . thrilling, bold and profound ? The Sunday Times

Percival Everett is a giant of American letters, and James is a canon-shatteringly great book. Unforgiving and compassionate, beautiful and brutal, a tragedy and a farce, this brilliant novel rewrites literary history to let us hear the voices it has long suppressed -- Hernan Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Trust

James is funny and horrifying, brilliant and riveting. In telling the story of Jim instead of Huckleberry Finn, Percival Everett delivers a powerful, necessary corrective to both literature and history. I found myself cheering both the writer and his hero. Who should read this book? Every single person in the country -- Ann Patchett, bestselling author of Tom Lake

Pure brilliance. Funny, wise, gracious; this may be Everett's best book yet -- Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry

Gripping, painful, funny, horrifying . . . a consummate performance to the last ? The Observer

This is the work of an American master at the peak of his powers ? Financial Times

Both a page-turner and a profound meditation on the ramifications of slavery and self-hood . . . Luminous ? TLS

A classic novel overhauled by a modern master ? The Daily Telegraph

Percival Everett is an essential writer and James may be his greatest novel yet ? i

Fantastically entertaining . . . James’s solo adventures take on a life that doesn’t so much rival the original [The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn] as defiantly stand alone ? Daily Mail

Everett has written another lacerating, enjoyable novel ? The Independent

Magnificent . . . [James] is Everett’s most thrilling novel, but also his most soulful ? The New York Times

American literature’s philosopher king ? and its sharpest satirist ? The New Yorker

Percival Everett is an audacious, beguiling American master, whose wild trajectory has reached astonishing highs in the past decade. Now comes James, which enlists and devours not only Mark Twain’s novel but aspects of Melville, Ellison, and even Kafka to make an irrevocable invention into the canon. Everett is simply playing this game at a higher level, and it is the most serious game imaginable -- Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn

This is a brilliant, accessible, and very necessary companion to Huckleberry Finn -- Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle

If [James] . . . doesn't win [the Booker Prize] in 2024, I'll be amazed -- Amanda Craig, author of The Three Graces

2024 . . . might be the year of Percival Everett . . . [James is a] systematic and forensic and laugh-out-loud-funny deconstruction of America and race ? Scotsman

If you liked Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver, read James, by Percival Everett ? Washington Post

[An] ingenious retelling of The Adverntures of Huckleberry Finn . . . Everett has outdone himself -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

The audacious and prolific Everett dives into the very heart of Twain's epochal odyssey -- Kirkus (Starred Review)

An absolutely essential read -- Booklist (Starred Review)

About the Author

Percival Everett is the author of over thirty books, including So Much BlueTelephoneDr No and The Trees, which was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize and won the 2022 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. He has received the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California. His novel Erasure has now been adapted into the major film American Fiction. He lives in Los Angeles.
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  • ISBN: 9781035031245
  • Author: Percival Everett
  • Publisher: Mantle
  • Pages: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Release Date: 18 April 2024
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Review

James has the potential to become a classic . . . thrilling, bold and profound ? The Sunday Times

Percival Everett is a giant of American letters, and James is a canon-shatteringly great book. Unforgiving and compassionate, beautiful and brutal, a tragedy and a farce, this brilliant novel rewrites literary history to let us hear the voices it has long suppressed -- Hernan Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Trust

James is funny and horrifying, brilliant and riveting. In telling the story of Jim instead of Huckleberry Finn, Percival Everett delivers a powerful, necessary corrective to both literature and history. I found myself cheering both the writer and his hero. Who should read this book? Every single person in the country -- Ann Patchett, bestselling author of Tom Lake

Pure brilliance. Funny, wise, gracious; this may be Everett's best book yet -- Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry

Gripping, painful, funny, horrifying . . . a consummate performance to the last ? The Observer

This is the work of an American master at the peak of his powers ? Financial Times

Both a page-turner and a profound meditation on the ramifications of slavery and self-hood . . . Luminous ? TLS

A classic novel overhauled by a modern master ? The Daily Telegraph

Percival Everett is an essential writer and James may be his greatest novel yet ? i

Fantastically entertaining . . . James’s solo adventures take on a life that doesn’t so much rival the original [The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn] as defiantly stand alone ? Daily Mail

Everett has written another lacerating, enjoyable novel ? The Independent

Magnificent . . . [James] is Everett’s most thrilling novel, but also his most soulful ? The New York Times

American literature’s philosopher king ? and its sharpest satirist ? The New Yorker

Percival Everett is an audacious, beguiling American master, whose wild trajectory has reached astonishing highs in the past decade. Now comes James, which enlists and devours not only Mark Twain’s novel but aspects of Melville, Ellison, and even Kafka to make an irrevocable invention into the canon. Everett is simply playing this game at a higher level, and it is the most serious game imaginable -- Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn

This is a brilliant, accessible, and very necessary companion to Huckleberry Finn -- Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle

If [James] . . . doesn't win [the Booker Prize] in 2024, I'll be amazed -- Amanda Craig, author of The Three Graces

2024 . . . might be the year of Percival Everett . . . [James is a] systematic and forensic and laugh-out-loud-funny deconstruction of America and race ? Scotsman

If you liked Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver, read James, by Percival Everett ? Washington Post

[An] ingenious retelling of The Adverntures of Huckleberry Finn . . . Everett has outdone himself -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

The audacious and prolific Everett dives into the very heart of Twain's epochal odyssey -- Kirkus (Starred Review)

An absolutely essential read -- Booklist (Starred Review)

About the Author

Percival Everett is the author of over thirty books, including So Much BlueTelephoneDr No and The Trees, which was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize and won the 2022 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. He has received the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California. His novel Erasure has now been adapted into the major film American Fiction. He lives in Los Angeles.

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