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The world doesn't require you : stories

Scott, Rion Amilcar (author.). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): David Sherman, the last son of God. (Added Author). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): Nigger knockers. (Added Author). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): Electric joy of service. (Added Author). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): Temple of practical arts. (Added Author). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): Rare and powerful employee. (Added Author). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): Numbers. (Added Author). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): Loudness of screechers. (Added Author). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): Mercury in retrograde. (Added Author). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): On the occasion of the death of Freddie Lee. (Added Author). Scott, Rion Amilcar Container of (work): Slim in hell. (Added Author).

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Summary:

"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."--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Huntington Branch SCOTT (Rion) (Text) 37814003300499 FICTION - NEW Book None 07/06/2020 Available -
Treasure Valley Community College Library FIC Sco856w (Text) 32220001108527 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/12/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1631495380
  • ISBN: 9781631495380
  • Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- 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.
Summary, etc.: "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."--
Subject: Fiction / African American / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
African Americans Fiction
Small cities Fiction
Genre: Short stories.
Short stories.
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