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The secret lives of church ladies

Author: Deesha Philyaw
Publisher: Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church's double standards and their own needs and passions"--
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deesha Philyaw
ISBN: 9781949199734 1949199738
OCLC Number: 1142519248
Description: 179 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Eula --
Not-Daniel --
Dear sister --
Peach cobbler --
Snowfall --
How to make love to a physicist --
Jael --
Instructions for married Christian husbands --
When Eddie Levert comes.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Deesha Philyaw.

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Our new decade deserves a new literary force with major literary skills. Deesha Philyaw uses the comic, the allegorical, and the geographic to examine Black intimacies and Black secrets. Her work is Read more...

 
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