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Black Jesus and other superheroes : stories

Author: Venita Blackburn
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
Series: Prairie schooner book prize in fiction.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes chronicles ordinary people achieving vivid extrasensory perception while under extreme pain. The stories tumble into a universe of the jaded and the hopeful, in which men and women burdened with unwieldy and undesirable superhuman abilities are nonetheless resilient in subtle and startling ways. Venita Blackburn's characters  Read more...
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Blackburn, Venita.
Black Jesus and other superheroes.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017005541
(OCoLC)983387205
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Venita Blackburn
ISBN: 9781496203984 1496203984 9781496203991 1496203992 9781496204004 149620400X
OCLC Number: 985447761
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Black Jesus --
Brim --
A Savior, Belief, Tupac, and Balloons --
We Buy Gold --
The Hurt Will Make You Stronger --
Chew --
Take Me to the Water --
In the Middle of Everything There Are Ribbons of Light --
String Theory --
A Brief Excerpt from the History of Salt --
Ephemeros --
Dog People --
Barbers --
End of the World --
Ways to Mourn an Asshole --
Rites --
They Only Look Like They're Smiling --
The Immolator --
There Are No Ninjas in the End --
Hold 'til Warm --
Ravished --
Not Like You, Not at All --
The Annie Oakley Gun Training for Women --
Scars --
Run Away Screaming.
Series Title: Prairie schooner book prize in fiction.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Venita Blackburn.

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Chronicles ordinary people achieving vivid extrasensory perception while under extreme pain. The stories tumble into a universe of the jaded and the hopeful, in which men and women burdened with  Read more...

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"Electrically alive, funny, real-this is work that just begs to be read aloud and when it is it will fill a room with crackle and ache. What a delight!"-Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness Read more...

 
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