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Black Folk Could Fly

Black Folk Could Fly
$27.95

Virtuosic in his use of literary forms, nurtured and unbounded by his identities as a Black man, a gay man, an intellectual, and a Southerner, Randall Kenan was known for his groundbreaking fiction. Less visible were his extraordinary nonfiction essays, published as introductions to anthologies and in small journals, revealing countless facets of Kenan's life and work.

Flying under the radar, these writings were his most personal and autobiographical: memories of the three women who raised him--a grandmother, a schoolteacher great-aunt, and the great-aunt's best friend; recollections of his boyhood fear of snakes and his rapturous discoveries in books; sensual evocations of the land, seasons, and crops--the labor of tobacco picking and hog killing--of the eastern North Carolina lowlands where he grew up; and the food (oh the deliriously delectable Southern foods!) that sustained him. Here too is his intellectual coming of age; his passionate appreciations of kindred spirits as far-flung as Eartha Kitt, Gordon Parks, Ingmar Bergman, and James Baldwin. This powerful collection is a testament to a great mind, a great soul, and a great writer from whom readers will always wish to have more to read.

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9780393882162
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Hardcover
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Publication Date: 
August 9, 2022
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Paperback Fiction

Our Country Friends
By: Shteyngart, Gary
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
By: Gabaldon, Diana
Defending Britta Stein
By: Balson, Ronald H
Family Izquierdo
By: Degollado, Rubén
Harlem Shuffle
By: Whitehead, Colson
Matrix
By: Groff, Lauren
Still Life
By: Winman, Sarah
Drunk on Love
By: Guillory, Jasmine
System So Magnificent It Is Blinding
By: Svensson, Amanda

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Solito
By: Zamora, Javier
Ducks
By: Beaton, Kate
Faith Hope and Carnage
By: O'Hagan, Seán
Woman Without Shame
By: Cisneros, Sandra
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
By: Hazan, Marcella
Lady Justice
By: Lithwick, Dahlia
What If 2
By: Munroe, Randall
One Hundred Saturdays
By: Frank, Michael
Starry Messenger
By: Tyson, Neil Degrasse

Hardcover Fiction

Nona the Ninth
Author: Muir, Tamsyn
Lucy by the Sea
Author: Strout, Elizabeth
Tell Me Im An Artist
Author: Martin, Chelsea
Witch and the Tsar
Author: Gilmore, Olesya Salnikova
Old Place
Author: Finger, Bobby
Bullet That Missed
Author: Osman, Richard
Random
Author: Jillette, Penn
People Person
Author: Carty-Williams, Candice