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A Visitation of Spirits: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date February 1, 2000
Pages 257
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375703973
ISBN-10 0375703977
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Seduced by the dark side of his dreams, sixteenyearold Harold Cross is overwhelmed and terrified when demons tear his soul from his body and take it on a journey through his past. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Horace Cross, the 16-year-old descendent of slaves and deacons of the church, spends a horror-filled spring night wrestling with the demons and angels of his brief life. Brilliant, popular, and the bright promise of his elders, Horace struggles with the guilt of discovering who he is, a young man attracted to other men and yearning to escape the narrow confines of Tim's Creek. His cousin, the Reverend James Greene, tries to help Horace but finds he is no more prepared than the older generation to save Horace's soul or his life. And as he views the aftermath of Horace's horrible night, he is left with only questions and the passing of generations. 

In his powerful first novel, Randall Kenan--recipient of the Prix de Rome, the Whiting Award, and other accolades--shows us the effects of a proud family heritage on a generation that must confront a world far removed from anything they are prepared for. 

Told in a montage of voices and memories, A Visitation of the Spirits shows just how richly populated a family's present is with the spirits of the past and the future.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780802111180
 
1 edition from Grove Pr (July 1, 1989); titled "Visitation of Spirits: A Novel"
9780802111180 | details & prices | List price $17.95
About: Horace Cross, the 16-year-old descendent of slaves and deacons of the church, spends a horror-filled spring night wrestling with the demons and angels of his brief life.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375703973
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (February 1, 2000)
9780375703973 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Seduced by the dark side of his dreams, sixteen-year-old Harold Cross is overwhelmed and terrified when demons tear his soul from his body and take it on a journey through his past.
from Anchor Books (September 1, 1990)
9780385415057 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Seduced by the dark side of his dreams, sixteen-year-old Harold Cross is overwhelmed and terrified when demons tear his soul from his body and take it on a journey through his past

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