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Mohrbooks Literary Agency
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Blackstone Publishing (2020-02-04)
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Final Pages
Original language
English
Themas
Historical adventure fiction
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REMEMBERED

by Battle-Felton, Yvonne

It is 1910 and Philadelphia is burning.
The last place Spring wants to be is in the run-down, colored section of a hospital surrounded by the groans of sick people and the ghost of her dead sister. But as her son Edward lays dying, she has no other choice.

There are whispers that Edward drove a streetcar into a shop window. Some people think it was an accident, others claim that it was his fault, the police are certain that he was part of a darker agenda. Is he guilty? Can they find the truth?

All Spring knows is that time is running out. She has to tell him the story of how he came to be. With the help of her dead sister, newspaper clippings, and reconstructed memories, she must find a way to get through to him. To shatter the silences that governed her life, she will do everything she can to lead Edward home.

Yvonne Battle-Felton was born in Pennsylvania, raised in New Jersey, and lived in Maryland for twenty years before moving to the UK. She holds an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in creative writing from Lancaster University. She is a lecturer in Creative Writing and Creative Industries at Sheffield Hallam University. In 2017, Yvonne won the Northern Writer's Fiction Award for Remembered, was commended for children's writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize, and was short-listed for the Words and Women Competition. Most recently, she was long-listed for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction.

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Full of subtle magic, steady resilience, and characters you'll feel like you know, Remembered is a force to be reckoned with. Potently of-the-moment, Yvonne Battle-Felton's novel is both current and able to stand the test of time."

www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/remembered/

Review: Foreword Reviews, starred review

[Mingles] a stark depiction of slavery's cruelty with a folkloric portrait of African American culture...A lyrical vision of family reunion brings the novel to a moving conclusion...Impressively ambitious and keening with emotion.

www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/yvonne-battle-felton/remembered/

Review: Kirkus

Yvonne Battle-Felton's debut, Remembered, longlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction has been compared to Toni Morrison's seminal 1987 novel Beloved. And rightly so, since both are powerful, unapologetic, revealing works of historical fiction.'

Review: The Herald (Scottland)

Remembered has drawn comparisons with Toni Morrison's Beloved: both are unflinching and haunting in how they address the legacy of the slave trade. Battle-Felton's voice is entirely her own, however, and this book feels vital for our time... Battle-Felton's debut is not an easy read and nor should it be. Fortunate are those of us that only experience such brutality in the pages of a book. Afterwards we emerge more enlightened with our hearts and minds expanded. Remembered will stay with you long after reading. Thankful are we that untold stories such as Spring's are finally being given a voice.

Review: Irish Times

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