Saturday, July 06, 2024

Pg. 69: Maggie Nye's "The Curators"

Featured at the Page 69 Test: The Curators: A Novel by Maggie Nye.

About the book, from the publisher:
Violence haunts 1915 Atlanta and so does the golem a group of girls creates

A dark, lyrical blend of historical fiction and magical realism, The Curators examines a critically underexplored event in American history through unlikely eyes. All of Atlanta is obsessed with the two-year-long trial and subsequent lynching of Jewish factory superintendent Leo Frank in 1915. None more so than thirteen-year-old Ana Wulff and her friends, who take history into their own hands—quite literally—when they use dirt from Ana’s garden to build and animate a golem in Frank’s image. They’ll do anything to keep his story alive, but when their scheme gets out of hand, they must decide what responsibility requires of them. The Curators tells the story of five zealous girls and the cyclonic power of their friendship as they come of age in a country riven by white supremacy.
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My Book, The Movie: The Curators.

Q&A with Maggie Nye.

The Page 69 Test: The Curators.

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