The Perceptionist: A Novel

Mo'Reese Madu

Adult

Contemporary, Race

December 8th, 2020

Liberty Heights is one of the last historic black communities left in South Carolina. But it’s quickly on the decline, as its residents have been plagued for years with drug trafficking, health disparities, business failures, and gentrification; among many other issues that affect the masses of Black America.

Fortunately, when all hope seems lost, a mysterious woman named Asè has a supernatural way of showing up in people’s lives at just the right time. An old woman with a youthful appearance, rocking locks, hand-made African dresses and jewelry, toting a peculiar leather duffel bag, Asè is a breath of fresh air with divine foresight. In her various interactions, she grants the people of Liberty Heights with the priceless gift of discernment—helping them see the answers to all of their problems are hidden beneath their wounds.

The Perceptionist speaks to the heart in all black folks yearning to understand why we continually suffer and what we can do overcome our plight. Each chapter tackles a different obstacle with simple empowering solutions. Your chance to pivot and transform your life awaits you in the cultural wisdom and uplifting story of a woman named Asè.

The Perceptionist: A Novel