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Publication Date: Apr 16, 2019

384 pp


List Price US: $27.99

ISBN: 978-1-59051-977-6

Trim Size: 6.30 x 9.30 x 1.24 in.


List Price US: $15.99

ISBN: 978-1-59051-978-3


A Novel of the Saint of Sudan

“Affecting…a sincere and serious rendering of Bakhita’s life…that emphasizes the profundity of [her] personal presence, even power…Bakhita’s brutal story is also a story full of wonder.” —New York Times

“Bakhita’s story, and the author’s gripping wordplay, convey the unspeakable brutality of slavery and one woman’s irrepressible will to live.” —Publishers Weekly

“Olmi’s tale provides a glimpse into [Bakhita’s] interior life, revealing the woman within the saint.” —Booklist

“Beautifully written…a clear-headed and insightful reimagining of an extraordinary life…gripping.” —NB

“I was enthralled and moved by Olmi’s account of Bakhita’s life. This spare and sensuous novel is unflinching, yet not exploitative. Everyone should read this book.” —Therese Anne Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of A Well-Behaved Woman and Z

“A powerful, captivating story.” —Marek Halter, author of Sarah

“Intimate in tone, epic in scope, Bakhita tells the moving story of one woman’s trajectory from bondage to faith and healing.” —Mitchell James Kaplan, author of By Fire, By Water

“Poignant…Olmi enters into this character with empathy but without excessive pathos.” —Le Figaro

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