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The Birdcatcher by Gayl Jones review – portrait of an artist

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A fascinating meditation on Black female creativity from the author of Corregidora and Palmares American author Gayl Jones is powering into her eighth decade with a new novel only a year after the publication of her epic tale of slavery in Brazil, Palmares , which itself appeared after a 20-year hiatus. While briefer and lighter in tone, The Birdcatcher has grim moments. An offstage character mutilates...

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