The Resource A visitation of spirits : a novel, Randall Kenan

A visitation of spirits : a novel, Randall Kenan

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A visitation of spirits : a novel
Title
A visitation of spirits
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Randall Kenan
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Seduced by the dark side of his dreams, sixteen-year-old Harold Cross is overwhelmed and terrified when demons tear his soul from his body and take it on a journey through his past
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037771
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HCO
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Kenan, Randall
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Grove Press
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True
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  • African Americans
  • African American teenagers
  • African American gays
  • African American families
  • Gay youth
  • North Carolina
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A visitation of spirits : a novel, Randall Kenan
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780375703973
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A visitation of spirits : a novel, Randall Kenan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780375703973
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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