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by | Read by Jade Wheeler

Fiction • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Narrator Jade Wheeler warmly draws listeners into this thought-provoking literary debut. The U.S. has elected its first female president, who signs the Forgiveness Act. To provide reparations for slavery, $175,000 is awarded to individuals who can prove they are descendants of enslaved people. The story explores varying viewpoints on the program and its possible implications. Wheeler's clear, authoritative performance engages listeners as they follow the Black Revel family through multiple generations, one of which includes single mom Willie. Wheeler's compelling narration delves into the complexities of family dynamics, racism, and the challenges of providing "proof" for reparations. While the ending is a bit rushed, this ambitious, layered story offers a stimulating and lingering listening experience. V.T.M. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593787168 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593787175 $76.00

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