There Is a Tree More Ancient Than Eden (Phoenix Fiction)
by Leon Forrest
Publication Date: Nov 01, 2001
List Price: $26.00
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Parent Company: University of Chicago
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Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing. As Toni Morrison has said, "All of Forrest’s novels explore the complex legacy of Afro-Americans. Like an insistent tide this history . . . swells and recalls America’s past. . . . Brooding, hilarious, acerbic and profoundly valued life has no more astute observer than Leon Forrest." All of that is on display here in two novels that give readers a breathtaking view of the human experience, filled with humor and pathos.
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