Details

ISBN-10: 1324005467
ISBN-13: 9781324005469
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 08/04/2020
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.60" W, 1.00" H

If I Had Two Wings: Stories

Hardcover

Price: $25.95

Overview

In Kenan’s fictional territory of Tims Creek, North Carolina, an old man rages in his nursing home, a parson beats up an adulterer, a rich man is haunted by a hog, and an elderly woman turns unwitting miracle worker. A retired plumber travels to Manhattan, where Billy Idol sweeps him into his entourage. An architect who lost his famous lover to AIDS reconnects with a high-school fling. Howard Hughes seeks out the woman who once cooked him butter beans.

Shot through with humor and seasoned by inventiveness and maturity, Kenan riffs on appetites of all kinds, on the eerie persistence of history, and on unstoppable lovers and unexpected salvations. If I Had Two Wings is a rich chorus of voices and visions, dreams and prophecies, marked by physicality and spirit. Kenan’s prose is nothing short of wondrous.

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Randall Kenan is an American master and If I Had Two Wings is his latest gift to us. These unforgettable characters cannot be confined to a page. They are real; they are flawed; they are beautifully human. Each gorgeous story contains a world in miniature and a human spirit in full flower.–Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage
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Details

ISBN-10: 1324005467
ISBN-13: 9781324005469
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 08/04/2020
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.60" W, 1.00" H
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