Synopses & Reviews
Set in a south Texas border town, Mosquito is the story of Sojourner Nadine Jane Johnson (an African-American truck driver known as "Mosquito") and her accidental and increasing involvement in "the new underground railroad," a sanctuary movement for Mexican immigrants.
"Where African-American literature is heading as we approach the 21st century." E. Ethelbert Miller, Emerge
Bury those easy-to-read Black romance books. Mosquito is where African-American literature is heading as we approach the twenty-first century.--E. Ethelbert Miller, Emerge
About the Author
Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University; she has taught at Wellesley and the University of Michigan. Her critically acclaimed books include Corregidora, Eva's Man, White Rat, Song for Anninho, Liberating Voices: Oral Tradition in African American Literature, and The Healing, a National Book Award finalist.