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The Resource Black Jesus and other superheroes : stories, Venita Blackburn

Black Jesus and other superheroes : stories, Venita Blackburn

Label
Black Jesus and other superheroes : stories
Title
Black Jesus and other superheroes
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Venita Blackburn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes chronicles ordinary people achieving vivid extrasensory perception while under extreme pain. The stories tumble into a universe of the jaded and the hopeful, in which men and women burdened with unwieldy and undesirable superhuman abilities are nonetheless resilient in subtle and startling ways. Venita Blackburn's characters hurl themselves toward the inevitable fates they might rather wish away. Their stories play with magic without the sparkle, glaring at the internal machinations of the human spirit. Fragile symbols for things such as race, sexuality, and love are lifted, decorated, and exposed to scrutiny and awe like so many ruins of our imagination. Through it all Blackburn's characters stumble along currents of language both thoughtful and hilarious."--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blackburn, Venita
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
Prairie Schooner book prize in fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • FICTION
  • Short stories, American
Label
Black Jesus and other superheroes : stories, Venita Blackburn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments -- Black Jesus -- Brim -- A Savior, Belief, Tupac, and Balloons -- We Buy Gold -- The Hurt Will Make You Stronger -- Chew -- Take Me to the Water -- In the Middle of Everything There Are Ribbons of Light -- String Theory -- A Brief Excerpt from the History of Salt -- Ephemeros -- Dog People -- Barbers -- End of the World -- Ways to Mourn an Asshole -- Rites -- They Only Look Like They're Smiling -- The Immolator -- There Are No Ninjas in the End -- Hold 'til Warm -- Ravished -- Not Like You, Not at All -- The Annie Oakley Gun Training for Women -- Scars -- Run Away Screaming
Control code
ocn983387205
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 155 pages
Isbn
9781496201867
Lccn
2017005541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027346594
System control number
(OCoLC)983387205
Label
Black Jesus and other superheroes : stories, Venita Blackburn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments -- Black Jesus -- Brim -- A Savior, Belief, Tupac, and Balloons -- We Buy Gold -- The Hurt Will Make You Stronger -- Chew -- Take Me to the Water -- In the Middle of Everything There Are Ribbons of Light -- String Theory -- A Brief Excerpt from the History of Salt -- Ephemeros -- Dog People -- Barbers -- End of the World -- Ways to Mourn an Asshole -- Rites -- They Only Look Like They're Smiling -- The Immolator -- There Are No Ninjas in the End -- Hold 'til Warm -- Ravished -- Not Like You, Not at All -- The Annie Oakley Gun Training for Women -- Scars -- Run Away Screaming
Control code
ocn983387205
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 155 pages
Isbn
9781496201867
Lccn
2017005541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027346594
System control number
(OCoLC)983387205

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