A Homeland For Eric is the story of a young family in the midst of internal turmoil. Each of its four members has an individual charge that is pulling at a less than constructive direction. On their journeys through Iowa, Africa, and life, they arrive at fierce, eye-openning conclusions about themselves and each other. These revelations are the tests for life and death in their anthropological exploration of an unknown African tribe. A first novel by Ramsey Jackson, A Homeland For Eric provides brilliant visions of scenery and a look inside the human soul.
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Ramsey Jackson, twenty-three year old author, published loads of poetry at the beginning of his career, only to be turned on by the challenges and rewards of a novelists life. His first novel, A Homeland For Eric, received rave reviews from all critics with the fortune of reading it. Soon after, a collection of poems was published and his second novel. Steps in the Sand and Some Time to Myself, respectively have broadened and solidified his place as an American author. He lived outside the United States as a child and received his most important gift, the ability to read situatios from more than one point of view and attractively tell about them. Taken from a single parent household, run by his mother, from a poorer neighborhood in Las Vegas, he landed at the University of Redlands, just after his seventeenth birthday. There he stayed for four years, fortifying his skills. Soon after graduation, he remanded himself to small apartments in Tucson, Las Vegas, and! San Diego, where he currently resides, inReview:
It touches the meaning of life and death. A Homeland For Eric is the powerful novel of an American family in the process of disintegrating in spite of the great love they have for one another. The story opens at their home in Iowa where the narrator, Anesa, is preparing for her senior prom. She is worried that her father will miss this special occasion as he has missed many of the important events of her life. Both of her parents are famous anthropologists whose occupation has often kept them away from their beloved children. In his first novel, Ramsey Jackson has given us interesting, believable characters in unusual circumstances, holding our attention from first line to last. The book reaches its moment of truth on the Serengetti plain of Africa. Hoping to heal their broken family, the parents have invited their children to accompany them on an important field trip. When the father sees how the current finds can greatly enhance his career, once more he neglects his family with tragic resu -- Publisher Comments
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Book Description Apostrophe S Publishing, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0966445716