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Publisher Comments:

"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.

About the Author

Mr. Kenan lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385415057
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Kenan, Randall
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Afro-American families
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Gay youth
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Gay youth -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
African American gays
Subject:
African American teenagers
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
1000
Publication Date:
20000125
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .8 in .4369 lb

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