The blue is where God lives : a novel

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New York : Overlook Press, [2023].
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280 pages ; 22 cm
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New York : Overlook Press, [2023].


Blue's daughter, Tsitra, is dying a horrific death. Thousands of miles away, Blue feels time slowing and hears voices, followed by an 18-month stillness. More than a century before, Blue's grandparents, Amanda and Palmer, attend a salon party in New Orleans. It's a veritable array of who's-who within pre-Civil War social circles. Conversations get heated quickly as Ismay, the hostess who hails from French royalty, antagonizes Palmer, a landowner whose parents had been sold into American slavery and who's there to seek revenge, and Amanda, a shapeshifter and puzzlemaker who had been enslaved until this very gathering. At this party, Amanda learns of a plot that will doom a line of her--and Palmer's--family to poverty. She devises her own counter-plot to undo the damage. Meanwhile, Blue comes out of her stillness, broke and devoid of inspiration. In profound grief and consumed by guilt, Blue travels to The Ranch where the voices grow louder and she has visions of two women from the distant past. As time collapses and Blue and Amanda meet in the space of possibility, Blue feels the spark of a power and creative energy she has only glimpsed.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sochil Washington, S. (2023). The blue is where God lives: a novel . Overlook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sochil Washington, Sharon. 2023. The Blue Is Where God Lives: A Novel. New York: Overlook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sochil Washington, Sharon. The Blue Is Where God Lives: A Novel New York: Overlook Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sochil Washington, Sharon. The Blue Is Where God Lives: A Novel Overlook Press, 2023.

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