The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories ePUB ´ The

The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories ePUB ´ The

The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories ❮Read❯ ➯ The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories ➳ Author Juyanne James – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The seventeen stories in this debut collection by Juyanne James interpret the Louisiana experience They stage encounters mostly with strong women—but also interesting men and families—all trying t The seventeen stories in this debut collection by Trail and PDF Í Juyanne James interpret the Louisiana experience They The Persimmon PDF or stage encounters mostly with strong women—but also interesting men and families—all trying to survive in their Persimmon Trail and PDF/EPUB ¼ own way While this collection is as an evolution of the idea of double consciousness and how African Americans see themselves in the world the characters are remarkable in their own right without having to be labeled They are not so much concerned with color as they are with survivalThe collection opens with You Don't Know Me Child a young bus rider grows fascinated with a female passenger who carries pictures in her hair and the rider imagines the woman's past The fractured Bayou Buoys is about a mother whose two boys are missing on the bayou Doll is about early twentieth century life—when black teachers were brought into small towns in the South to teach—and what happens when a field hand falls in love with a teacherJames has written a thoroughly eclectic lyrical collection of stories that speaks to the African American tradition depicting life in New Orleans and rural LouisianaJuyanne James grew up on a farm in southeast Louisiana; she left at seventeen to join the US Navy After holding a number of odd jobs such as over the road truck driver she returned to Louisiana to write and teach Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


3 thoughts on “The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories

  1. Rochelle Ballard Rochelle Ballard says:

    Favorite uote Isn't it the way of life to catch us sleeping when we should be awake?


  2. Jessica Jessica says:

    This book is actually a really good one if you enjoy short stories a bit of history and lots of different emotions I read it as a way to step out of my comfort zone and experience the world a little bit I appreciate it in a different way from how I normally appreciate novels


  3. Maridith Geuder Maridith Geuder says:

    Very original stories that read almost as if they’re oral storytelling My favorite is ‘Getting Stuck at the VA’ Great diversity of character and tone in this collection


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