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A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as Told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)

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Everett and Kincaid present a fictitious & satirical chronicle of South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond's desire to pen a history of African-Americans — his and his aides' belief being that he has done as much, or more, than any American to shape that history. An epistolary novel, A History follows the letters of loose-cannon Congressional office workers, insane interns at a large New York publishing house, and disturbed publishing executives, along with homicidal rival editors, kindly family friends, and an aspiring author named Septic. Strom Thurmond appears charming and open, mad and sure of his place in American history.

Review:

"If Percival Everett isn't already a household name, it's because people are more interested in politics than truth." Madison Smart Bell, author of The Washington Square Ensemble

Review:

"Everett's talent is multifaceted, sparked by a satiric brilliance that could place him alongside Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"James Kincaid has an easy familiarity, an often-charming wit, and a cool sense of the absurd." Washington Times

Synopsis:

Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America's most controversial icons.

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Praise for Percival Everett:

“If Percival Everett isn’t already a household name, it’s because people are more interested in politics than truth.”—Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Washington Square Ensemble

“Everett’s talent is multifaceted, sparked by a satiric brilliance that could place him alongside Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison . . .”—Publishers Weekly

“I think Percival Everett is a genius. I’ve been a fan since his first novel. He continues to amaze me with each novel—as if he likes making 90-degree turns to see what’s around the corner, and then over the edge . . . He’s a brilliant writer and so damn smart I envy him.”—Terry McMillan, author of Mama

A fictitious and satirical chronicle of South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond’s desire to pen a history of African-Americans—his and his aides’ belief being that he has done as much, or more, than any American to shape that history. An epistolary novel, The History follows the letters of loose cannon Congressional office workers, insane interns at a large New York publishing house and disturbed publishing executives, along with homicidal rival editors, kindly family friends, and an aspiring author named Septic. Strom Thurmond appears charming and open, mad and sure of his place in American history.

Percival Everett is the author of 15 works of fiction, among them Glyph, Watershed and Frenzy. His most recent novel, Erasure, won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and did little to earn him friends.

James Kincaid is an English professor at the University of Southern California and has written seven books in literary theory and cultural studies. These books and Kincaid himself have gradually lost their moorings in the academic world, so there was nothing left for him to do but to adopt the guise of fiction writer. Writing about madness comes easy to him.

Synopsis:

A fictitious chronicle of South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond's desire to pen a history of black Americans.

About the Author

Percival Everett is the author of fifteen works of fiction, among them Glyph, Watershed, and Frenzy. His most recent novel, Erasure, won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and did little to earn him friends. Everett lived in South Carolina from age five to sixteen. In 1989, he was invited to address the South Carolina State Legislature, but during his speech refused to continue because of the presence of the Confederate flag, thus touching off a controversy that ended with the flag being removed from the Capitol building some years later.

James Kincaid is an English professor at the University of Southern California and has written seven books in literary theory and cultural studies. These books and Kincaid himself have gradually lost their moorings in the academic world, so there was nothing left for him to do but to adopt the guise of fiction writer. Writing about madness comes easy to him.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888451573
Everett, Percival:
As Told to
Kincaid, James R.:
As Told to
Kincaid, James R.:
As Told to
Everett, Percival:
As Told to
Author:
Everett, Percival
Author:
Kincaid, James
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Publishers and publishing
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Satire, english
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Urban Surreal
Series Volume:
142
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
7.3 x 5.3 x 0.7 in 12 oz

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"Review" by , "If Percival Everett isn't already a household name, it's because people are more interested in politics than truth."
"Review" by , "Everett's talent is multifaceted, sparked by a satiric brilliance that could place him alongside Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison."
"Review" by , "James Kincaid has an easy familiarity, an often-charming wit, and a cool sense of the absurd."
"Synopsis" by ,
Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America's most controversial icons.
"Synopsis" by ,

Praise for Percival Everett:

“If Percival Everett isn’t already a household name, it’s because people are more interested in politics than truth.”—Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Washington Square Ensemble

“Everett’s talent is multifaceted, sparked by a satiric brilliance that could place him alongside Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison . . .”—Publishers Weekly

“I think Percival Everett is a genius. I’ve been a fan since his first novel. He continues to amaze me with each novel—as if he likes making 90-degree turns to see what’s around the corner, and then over the edge . . . He’s a brilliant writer and so damn smart I envy him.”—Terry McMillan, author of Mama

A fictitious and satirical chronicle of South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond’s desire to pen a history of African-Americans—his and his aides’ belief being that he has done as much, or more, than any American to shape that history. An epistolary novel, The History follows the letters of loose cannon Congressional office workers, insane interns at a large New York publishing house and disturbed publishing executives, along with homicidal rival editors, kindly family friends, and an aspiring author named Septic. Strom Thurmond appears charming and open, mad and sure of his place in American history.

Percival Everett is the author of 15 works of fiction, among them Glyph, Watershed and Frenzy. His most recent novel, Erasure, won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and did little to earn him friends.

James Kincaid is an English professor at the University of Southern California and has written seven books in literary theory and cultural studies. These books and Kincaid himself have gradually lost their moorings in the academic world, so there was nothing left for him to do but to adopt the guise of fiction writer. Writing about madness comes easy to him.

"Synopsis" by , A fictitious chronicle of South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond's desire to pen a history of black Americans.
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