Winter Prophet

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About the author:
Shay Youngblood is the author of novels, plays, essays and poetry. Her work has appeared in Oprah, Essence, Black Book and Good Housekeeping Magazines. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Pushcart Prize for fiction, a Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, several NAACP Theater Awards, an Astraea Writers' Award for fiction and a New York Foundation for the Arts, Sustained Achievement Award. Her short stories have been performed at Symphony Space and recorded for NPR's Selected Shorts. Ms. Youngblood received her MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University. She has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the eastern Caribbean, as an au pair, artist's model, and poet's helper in Paris, and as a creative writing instructor in a Rhode Island women's prison. She was a Japan U.S. Friendship Commission Creative Artist Fellow (2011) and Dallas Museum of Art, Writer in Residence (2013).

Winter Prophet

Authored by Shay Youngblood
Edition: 2

Winter Prophet was inspired by the life of African American opera diva, Sisseretta Jones, known as the "Black Patti" (1869-1933). Set in the late nineteenth century, the novel follows Winter, the uniquely talented daughter of former slaves, determined to become an opera singer, and her best friend, Nathan, an undertaker's son, who dreams of becoming a boxer. Pressured by their parents to marry, the couple finally agree, but on their wedding day, bride and groom run away together setting out in opposite directions to create new paths for what will become extraordinary lives.

Publication Date:
1481847945 / 9781481847940
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Coming of Age

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