Ace Dixon is a little Black girl from the Southside of Chicago facing a huge conflict: her nuclear family is falling apart. With the onset of Black migration, Mrs. Dixon wants to retire to the suburbs, while Mr. Dixon wants to build his own church with money he’s made from being a truck driver. Bridged by their fundamental differences, Mrs. Dixon does the unthinkable: she files for divorce. It is the summer of 1976, and Ace and her sister Chloe will have to drum up creative ways to navigate Black girlhood in 1970s Chicago.
In the author’s words, “Chaos and Magic” is the resistance, as told by Black women of the past, present and future. Chaos and Magic will be the third novel from Javanna Plummer. Told primarily from the perspective of Zola Reaux, a wide eyed Poet with a firecracker personality, Chaos and Magic will explore the aftermath of fempires in Afromerica and King Crowe’s wrath reigning down upon the previously sovereign territories. This novel will be chockful of adventure, enchanment, and mayhem!