• Robert Jones
Cover of The Prophets: A Novel

Isaiah was Samuels and Samuel was Isaiahs. In the barn they tended to the animals, but also to each other, transforming the hollowed-out shed into a place of human refuge, a source of intimacy and hope in a world ruled by vicious masters. When an older fellow slave seeks to gain favor by preaching the masters gospel on the plantation, the enslaved begin to turn on their own. Isaiah and Samuels love, which was once so simple, is seen as sinful and a clear danger to the plantations harmony.--Adapted from jacket.


Jones, Robert. The Prophets: A Novel. New York: G. P. Putnams Sons, 2021.