Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

Stories
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.13 hours)
Product Number: Z100120075
Released: Dec 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062674852
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Description

Now available in Ecco's Art of the Story series: a never-before-published collection of stories from a brilliant yet little known African American artist and filmmaker—a contemporary of revered writers including Toni Cade Bambara, Laurie Colwin, Ann Beattie, Amy Hempel, and Grace Paley—whose prescient work has recently resurfaced to wide acclaim. Humorous, poignant, perceptive, and full of grace, Kathleen Collins's stories masterfully blend the quotidian and the profound in a personal, intimate way, exploring deep, far-reaching issues—race, gender, family, and sexuality—that shape the ordinary moments in our lives. In "The Uncle," a young girl who idolizes her handsome uncle and his beautiful wife makes a haunting discovery about their lives. In "Only Once," a woman reminisces about her charming daredevil of a lover and his ultimate—and final—act of foolishness. Collins's work seamlessly integrates the African-American experience in her characters' lives, creating rich, devastatingly familiar, full-bodied men, women, and children who transcend the symbolic, penetrating both the reader's head and heart. Both contemporary and timeless, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? is a major addition to the literary canon, and is sure to earn Kathleen Collins the widespread recognition she is long overdue.

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Author(s): Kathleen Collins
Original Publish Date: Dec 06, 2016

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CD
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ISBN: #9781470827045
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Author(s): Kathleen Collins
Product Number EB00665358
Released: Dec 06, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062484161

Professional reviews

"It's easy to find oneself comparing an audiobook performance to a musical one, and Collins's posthumously published collection of short stories lends itself to that tendency. Each is a glimpse into the twentieth-century African-American experience. Introduced beautifully in a fascinating foreword by Elizabeth Alexander, the stories have their own enthralling verses, refrains, and choruses. Each narrator embraces the text with his or her unique rhythm and beat, whether crooning through the nuances of characters' burgeoning relationships or slicing along the jagged edges of other characters' breakups and disappointments. The overall effect is interesting and engrossing, with the variety of excellent narrators enhancing the written word. The audio performances are as clear-eyed and thoughtful as the prose itself. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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