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None But the Righteous

Chantal James
Lyrical, riveting, and haunting from its opening lines, None But the Righteous is an extraordinary debut that signals the arrival of an unforgettable new voice in contemporary fiction

 

In seventeenth-century Peru, St. Martin de Porres was torn from his body after death. His bones were pillaged as relics, and his spirit was said to inhabit those bones. Four centuries later, amid the havoc of Hurricane Katrina, nineteen-year-old Ham escapes New Orleans with his only valued possession: a pendant handed down from his foster mother, Miss Pearl. There's something about the pendant that has always gripped him, and the curiosity of it has grown into a kind of comfort.

 

When Ham finally embarks on a fraught journey back home, he seeks the answer to a question he cannot face: Is Miss Pearl still alive? Ham travels from Atlanta to rural Alabama, and from one young woman to another, as he evades the devastation that awaits him in New Orleans. Catching sight of a freedom he's never known, he must reclaim his body and mind from the spirit who watches over him, guides him, and seizes possession of him.


Chantal James lives in Washington, D.C., and has been published across genres--as a poet, fiction writer, essayist, and book reviewer--in such venues as CatapultPasteHarvard's TransitionThe Bitter Southerner, and more. James's honors include a Fulbright Fellowship in creative writing to Morocco and a finalist position for the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize from the North Carolina Literary Review in 2019.

 

  • Publisher: ‎Counterpoint (January 11, 2022)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Hardcover: ‎240 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1640094598
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781640094598
  • Item Weight: ‎13.8 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎5.83 x 0.81 x 8.58 inches