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Trouble the Saints

Trouble the Saints is a fantasy novel by Alaya Dawn Johnson.

Alaya Dawn Johnson

(Tor Books)

Amid the whir of city life, a young woman from Harlem is drawn into the glittering underworld of Manhattan, where she's hired to use her knives to strike fear among its most dangerous denizens.

Ten years later, Phyllis LeBlanc has given up everything―not just her own past, and Dev, the man she loved, but even her own dreams.

Still, the ghosts from her past are always by her side―and history has appeared on her doorstep to threaten the people she keeps in her heart. And so Phyllis will have to make a harrowing choice, before it's too late―is there ever enough blood in the world to wash clean generations of injustice? 

Trouble the Saints is a dazzling, daring novel―a magical love story, a compelling exposure of racial fault lines―and an altogether brilliant and deeply American saga. (From Tor Books)

Alaya Dawn Johnson is a fantasy writer from Washington, DC. Her other books include Racing the Dark, The Summer Prince and Love Is the Drug.

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