A Visitation of Spirits: A Novel

A Visitation of Spirits: A Novel Author Randall Kenan
ISBN-10 0375703977
ISBN-13 9780375703973
Year 2000-01-25
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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Horace Cross the 16 year old descendent of slaves and deacons of the church spends a horror filled spring night wrestling with the demons and angels of his brief life Brilliant popular and the bright promise of his elders Horace struggles with the guilt of discovering who he is a young man attracted to other men and yearning to escape the narrow confines of Tim s Creek His cousin the Reverend James Greene tries to help Horace but finds he is no more prepared than the older generation to save Horace s soul or his life And as he views the aftermath of Horace s horrible night he is left with only questions and the passing of generations In his powerful first novel Randall Kenan recipient of the Prix de Rome the Whiting Award and other accolades shows us the effects of a proud family heritage on a generation that must confront a world far removed from anything they are prepared for Told in a montage of voices and memories A Visitation of the Spiritsshows just how richly populated a family s present is with the spirits of the past and the future

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Beetlecreek

Beetlecreek Author William Demby
ISBN-10 1617030864
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 236