Record Details

Catalog Search

James : a novel / Percival Everett.

Everett, Percival, (author.). Based on (work): Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Added Author). Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Added Author).

"From Percival Everett-a recipient of the NBCC Lifetime Achievement Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Booker Prize, and numerous PEN awards-comes James, a retelling of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both harrowing and ferociously funny, told from the enslaved Jim's point of view. When the enslaved Jim overhears that he is about to be sold to a man in New Orleans, separated from his wife and daughter forever, he decides to hide on nearby Jackson Island until he can formulate a plan. Meanwhile, Huck Finn has faked his own death to escape his violent father, recently returned to town. As all readers of American literature know, thus begins the dangerous and transcendent journey by raft down the Mississippi River toward the elusive and too-often-unreliable promise of the Free States and beyond. While many narrative set pieces of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remain in place (floods and storms, stumbling across both unexpected death and unexpected treasure in the myriad stopping points along the river's banks, encountering the scam artists posing as the Duke and Dauphin...), Jim's agency, intelligence and compassion are shown in a radically new light. Brimming with the electrifying humor and lacerating observations that have made Everett a "cult literary icon" (Oprah Daily), and one of the most decorated writers of our lifetime, James is destined to be a major publishing event and a cornerstone of twenty-first century American literature"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385550369
  • ISBN: 0385550367
  • ISBN: 9780593686867
  • ISBN: 0593686861
  • Physical Description: 302 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2024]
Subject: Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Male friendship > Fiction.
Runaway children > Fiction.
Mississippi River > Fiction.
Missouri > Fiction.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Historical fiction

Available copies

  • 9 of 49 copies available at SPARK Libraries.


  • 110 current holds with 49 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Abington Community Library FICTION EVERETT (Text) 50687011884429 Adult Fiction In Transit -
Albright Memorial Library ACQ798566267412 (Text) ACQ798566267412 Stacks On Order -
Annie Halenbake Ross Library F Eve (Text) 00163391 New Adult Checked Out 09/24/2024
Bangor Public Library F EVE (Text) 75011000407020 New Fiction Books Checked Out 04/25/2024
Bernville Area Community Library EVE (Text) 33249025074158 New Fiction Checked Out 04/30/2024
Boyertown Community Library EVE (Text) 33249025690003 New Fiction Checked Out 04/29/2024
Carbondale Public Library FICTION EVERETT (Text) 50688010900273 Adult Fiction In Process -
Dalton Community Library FICTION EVERETT (Text) 50689090011874 Browsing Available -
Degenstein Community Library FIC EVERETT (Text) 35031301279040 Adult Fiction Checked Out 04/23/2024
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults EVE Fiction (Text) 34001001457553 Adult Area New Checked Out 05/02/2024

Additional Resources