Franklin

The world doesn't require you : stories / Rion Amilcar Scott.

Author/Creator:
Scott, Rion Amilcar author.
Standardized Title:
Short stories. Selections
Other Title:
World does not require you
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Small cities -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author).
FICTION / African American / General.
African Americans.
Small cities.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Summary:
"Deftly spinning genres of his feverish literary invention, Rion Amilcar Scott creates his very own Yoknapatawpha County with fictional Cross River, Maryland. Established by the leaders of America's only successful slave revolt, the town still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. Among its residents are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God's last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who serves his Master. Culminating with an explosive novella, these haunting stories of the denizens of Cross River serve to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love--all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
David Sherman, the last son of God
The nigger knockers
The electric joy of service
The Temple of Practical Arts
A rare and powerful employee
Numbers
A loudness of screechers
Mercury in retrograde
On the occasion of the death of Freddie Lee
Slim in hell
Rolling in my six-fo'
daa daa daa
with all my niggas saying: Swing down sweet chariot stop and let me riiide. Hell yeah.
Special topics in loneliness studies. I. The fall ; II. Winter break ; III. The spring; or, special topics in loneliness stories ; IV. An epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contains:
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. David Sherman, the last son of God.
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. Nigger knockers.
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. Electric joy of service.
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. Temple of practical arts.
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. Rare and powerful employee.
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. Numbers.
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. Loudness of screechers.
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. Mercury in retrograde.
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. On the occasion of the death of Freddie Lee.
Container of: Scott, Rion Amilcar. Slim in hell.
ISBN:
9781631495380
1631495380
OCLC:
1054004245
Publisher Number:
99981835925
Loading...
Location Notes Your Loan Policy
Description Status Barcode Your Loan Policy