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A visitation of spirits

a novel

by Randall Kenan

  • 63 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • North Carolina
    • Subjects:
    • African American teenagers -- Fiction,
    • African American families -- Fiction,
    • African American gays -- Fiction,
    • African Americans -- Fiction,
    • Gay youth -- Fiction,
    • North Carolina -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRandall Kenan.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3561.E4228 V5 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination257 p. ;
      Number of Pages257
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL45318M
      ISBN 100375703977
      LC Control Number99042029

      VISITATION OF SPIRITS (P) $ $ $ - $ Condition: Used Told in a montage of voices and memories, A Visitation of the Spirits shows just how richly populated a family's present is with the spirits of the past and the future. Free E-Book Access.   In Visitation, allegory is toned down, history intrudes more explicitly, and the narrative canvas is bigger. The page count may still be modest, but the achievement and resonance are massive.

        By Randall Kenan. pp. New York: Vintage, This tragic and haunting novel follows two men: sixteen-year-old Horace Cross tries to summon a demon to save him from becoming the man he knows he is becoming, a man who is attracted to other men. His cousin, Rev. James Greene, tries to help Horace and. A Visitation of Spirits is a novel by Randall book centers on a young homosexual African-American man who faces discrimination from .

      Vintage, Soft cover. New. Item # ISBN: The Order for The Visitation of the Sick. When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Parish; who, coming into the sick person's house, shall say, Peace be to this house, and to all that dwell in it. When he cometh into .


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