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A VISITATION OF SPIRITS

Kenan, Randall.

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ISBN 10: 0802111181 / ISBN 13: 9780802111180
Published by Grove Press., NY:, 1989
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Author's first novel. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 12850

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Title: A VISITATION OF SPIRITS

Publisher: Grove Press., NY:

Publication Date: 1989

Edition: 1st edition.

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"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.

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In a remarkable first novel--uniquely conceived and executed--Randall Kenan has created a vivid portrait of four generations of a Southern black family in rural North Carolina.

"A Visitation Of Spirits marks the debut of a very gifted writer."--Gloria Naylor

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