If I had two wings : stories
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies|
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.
ContentsWhen we all get to heaven
I thought I heard the shuffle of angels' feet
The eternal glory that is ham hocks
Ain't no sunshine
Ezekiel saw the wheel
Resurrection hardware or, Lard & promises
The acts of Velmajean Swearington Hoyt and the New City of God
Now why come that is?
God's gonna trouble the water or, Where is Marisol?
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
North Carolina -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :2020
|Other Titles|| Short stories.
If I had 2 wings
211 pages ; 22 cm