Let the Dead Bury Their Dead and Other Stories
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1993 - 334 páginas
"Nothing short of a wonder-book."--New York Times Book Review
This remarkable collection of twelve short stories is about the diverse folk--black and white, young and old, rich and poor, rural and sophisticated--who live in the eastern North Carolina town of Tims Creek. Among the memorable characters are Clarence Pickett, who at age three began receiving messages from beyond the grave and whose gift seems tied to a hog's ability to talk; matronly Ida Perry, haunted by a boy her judge husband may have drowned years before; Dean Williams, hired to seduce the richest black man in Times Creek, yearning after innocence while he betrays love.
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - froxgirl - LibraryThing
These linked short stories from 1992 were probably revolutionary for their time, when collections written by Black authors were few, but almost thirty years gone by does not put them in the best light ... Leer reseña completa
Randall Kenan never disappoints -Reseña de usuario - GFergerson - Borders
LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD is simply an amazing work! When I first read it in 1992 or 1993 I could not put it down. Re-reading it in 2010, it is still in that awesome jaw-dropping category. GFergerson Leer reseña completa
CLARENCE AND THE DEAD
THINGS OF THIS WORLD
THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH
THE ORIGIN OF WHALES
WHAT ARE DAYS?
RAGNAROK THE DAY THE GODS
TELL ME TELL
Being the Annotated Oral History
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