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Yellow Wife

Sadeqa Johnson

Warwick’s presents
Sadeqa Johnson
in conversation with Janet Skeslien Charles

Yellow Wife

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

Yellow Wife
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This is a free virtual event on Facebook Live.

On Wednesday, April 21st at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Sadeqa Johnson as she discusses her new book, Yellow Wife, in conversation with Janet Skeslien Charles. Sadeqa Johnson is the internationally best-selling author of four novels. Her accolades include being the recipient of the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Award and the USA Best Book Award for best fiction. She is a Kimbilo Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and a Tall Poppy Writer. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and three children.

Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mother's position as the estate's medicine woman and cherished by the Master's sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.

She'd been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil's Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailer's cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.

Janet Skeslien Charles is the award-winning author of Moonlight in Odessa and The Paris Library. Her shorter work has appeared in revues such as Slice and Montana Noir. She learned about the history of the American Library in Paris while working there as the programs manager. She divides her time between Montana and Paris.

Yellow Wife: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982149109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 2021