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The world doesn't require you : stories

Author: Rion Amilcar Scott
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rion Amilcar Scott
ISBN: 9781631495380 1631495380
OCLC Number: 1054004245
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Other Titles: Short stories.
World does not require you
Responsibility: Rion Amilcar Scott.

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"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."--

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