Pym : a novel / Mat Johnson. - SHERLOC
Pym : a novel / Mat Johnson.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2011.
9780812981582 (alk. paper)
0812981588 (alk. paper)
322 p. ; 22 cm.
African American college teachers -- Fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Fiction.
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction.
A comic journey into the ultimate land of whiteness by an unlikely band of African American adventurers. Jaynes is obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe's only novel ; when he discovers a crude slave narrative that seems to confirm the reality of Poe's fiction, he resolves to seek out Tsalal, imagining it to be a key to his personal salvation.