A LUCILLE JONES READER
A Lucille Jones Reader contains the selected writings of Lucille Jones: The German Girls and Other Stories, Eight Mile House, After the Storm, and Luther: A Love Story. Lucille Jones' writings have been published in Obsidian, Callaloo, The Literary Magazine (in Italian translation), and BOP. Writings by and about Lucille Jones are also available at Xlibris, Bookstores.com, PublishAmerica.
THE EAGLELIGHT CLUB AND OTHER POEMS
A collection of narrative and experimental poetry.
Seven is a combination memoir/creative nonfiction/fiction set in Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, and Canada. Most of the stories take place in the early twentieth century and when the author was seven. There is a generous sampling of viewpoints from a seven-year-old to the reminiscent voice, tone, and perspective of an adult. The stories range in style from experimental to traditional forms, including the previously published "Twenty-One B. Street,"a tour de force of the author's fine storytelling gifts. Excerpts have been previously published in Obsidian and Obsidian II.
Binding: PaperbackPublisher: PublishAmerica, IncorporatedNumber of pages: 139Language: English
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Stop Dat Moda/Eight Mile House/the German Girls: And Other Stories
About the Book
STOP DAT MODA uses every technique from African American oral tradition--
storytelling, slave narratives, folklore, legend, tall tales, jokes, riddles,
songs, etc.--to create a richly textured novel set in Kentucky in the 1920's
and 1930's. A multi-racial canvas of characters, men, women, and children--
Kate, Olga, Ijacks, Mag, Max and Maxine, Big Mike, Mr. Gonzales, Santuwa,
Inez, Hi Tyson, The Jensens, Dang Ober, Nat Perrison, and many others--also
create a vivid and richly textured world. Excerpts from STOP DAT MODA have
been published in Obsidian, Callaloo ("Minnie B. and Duney") and BOP.
EIGHT MILE HOUSE is an African American/multi-cultural science fiction
romance/satire. Written in a popular and colloquial style, it blends the
techniques of science fiction, romance, oral narration, and popular fiction.
Santuwa, part-Spanish part-Ethiopian, arrives at the Fairfield Airport with
(African American) Onistine's friend Nantlie, who's just come back from
vacationing in Paris. Santuwa is a handsome, strange, elusive figure who
leads Onistine to question whether the subsequent events at Eight Mile House
are reality or a product of her overactive imagination. Is even Santuwa real?
THE GERMAN GIRLS AND OTHER STORIES, a collection of twelve imaginative stories, offers a rich assortment of characters, textures, and settings: regional, national, international, cosmic. "My Eyes Delight" was first published in The Literary Magazine (Italy).
Vestina, or the Desperate and the True
About the Book
VESTINA, OR THE DEPERATE AND THE TRUE is a modern gothic set in Louisiana in the 1950´s. Although the novel is a portrait of the African American woman Vetina, it is narrataed by Swedish-Irish American Salvanus, also known as "Swede." The novel questions the nature of reality (is this a true story Salvanus is telling or his own fantasy?) and explores the various natural and supernatural relationships of love, passion, redemption and tension between Vestina, oddly the inheritor of The Plantation, Salvanus, who works for her, Staphana the Cat, Ovala, the Witch Gwyndolyn, Uncle Clawd, and Buddy Marsh to name but a few of the characters.
VESTINA, OR THE DESPERATE AND THE TRUE questions our assumptions about African American literature in particular and American literature in general. It satirizes the idea of the universal voice in literature, for any voice can be universal.
Excerpts have been published in Obsidian under the title "Vestina."
About the Book
A collection of talking animal stories for young children.
A collection of stories for older children. These tales include a variety of multi-nbational characters (French, African,a German, English, Indian, Arabic, Mexican, Irish, Japanese).
THE SEQUIN PEACOCK
A transformation tale.
KAYY AND THE MAGIC WOOD
Is Kayy a spoiled child or one very imaginative? She believes the woods are magic, and discovers them to be.
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