Venita Blackburn's Black Jesus and Other Superheroes: Stories (Prairie Schooner PDF

By Venita Blackburn

Winner of the Prairie Schooner booklet Prize in Fiction, Black Jesus and different Superheroes chronicles ordinary humans reaching vibrant extrasensory belief while under severe pain. The tales tumble right into a universe of the jaded and the hopeful, within which males and women burdened with unwieldy and undesirable superhuman talents are nonetheless resilient in refined and startling ways.

Venita Blackburn's characters hurl themselves towards the inevitable fates they may really want away. Their stories play with magic with no the glint, evident on the inner machinations of the human spirit. Fragile symbols for issues such as race, sexuality, and love are lifted, adorned, and uncovered to scrutiny and awe like such a lot of ruins of our mind's eye. via all of it Blackburn’s characters stumble along currents of language either considerate and hilarious. 


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