A Visitation of Spirits: A Novel

Full Title A Visitation of Spirits: A Novel
ISBN 0375703977
ISBN13 9780375703973
Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Authors Randall Kenan
Edition Reprint
Overview

Marks the debut of a very gifted writer.... Kenan speaks eloquently and with a great deal of courage.-Gloria Naylor

Randall Kenan's daring and innovative first novel weaves a vivid and horrific tale through the generations of a black Southern family.

Sixteen-year old Horace Cross is plagued by issues that hover in his impressionable spirit and take shape in his mind as loathsome demons, culminating in one night of horrible and tragic transformation. In the face of Horace's fate, his cousin Reverend James Jimmy Green questions the values of a community that nourishes a boy, places their hopes for salvation on him, only to deny him his destiny.

Told in a montage of voices and memories, A Visitation of the Spirits just how richly populated a family's present is with the spirits of the past and the future.

Dimensions 5.14 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)
Subjects Fiction
Fiction Subjects
Peoples & Cultures - Fiction

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