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The ancestors /

by Banks, L. A; Due, Tananarive; Massey, Brandon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Dafina Books (Kensington Publishing Co.), c2008Description: 312 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780758223821 (pbk.) :; 075822382X (pbk.) :.Title notes: $14.00 prolam 5-2009 (db)Subject(s): Horror tales, American | American fiction -- African American authors | Horror tales | Ghost stories | Horror fiction
Contents:
Ev'ry shut eye ain't sleep / L.A. Banks -- The patriarch / Brandon Massey -- Ghost summer / Tananarive Due.
Summary: The evils of the past haunt the present in a trio of stories from African-American writers.
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Adult Collection Adult Short Stories SS ANC Missing 39270003206863

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A collection of short stories from three talented authors exploring ghosts and hauntings by drawing upon African and African-American ancestral myths and beliefs. In Brandon Massey's The Patriarch' a young writer travels to the hushed backwoods of Mississippi, where dangerous secrets surface. In L.A. Banks' 'Ev'ry Shut Eye Ain't Sleep' a man is haunted by violent visions - until he is given the chance to right the wrongs of the past. Finally, in Due's 'Ghost Summer', ancestors haunt the nights of two children - making a mark on both the dead and the living.'

$14.00 prolam 5-2009 (db)

Includes a 12-page excerpt from Brandon Massey's novel, Don't ever tell.

The evils of the past haunt the present in a trio of stories from African-American writers.

Ev'ry shut eye ain't sleep / L.A. Banks -- The patriarch / Brandon Massey -- Ghost summer / Tananarive Due.

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Library Journal Review

Three novellas by best-selling authors explore the supernatural while borrowing from African American ancestral legends. In Banks's "Ev'ry Shut Eye Ain't Sleep," a haunted Gulf War veteran discovers his destiny in the obligations of his past. Brandon Massey's "The Patriarch" traces a young writer's voyage to his family's Mississippi home in search of secrets he may not be able to believe. "Ghost Summer," by Tananarive Due, tells the story of two children haunted by ghosts seeking justice. The old-fashioned ghost story gets a much-appreciated makeover here. A good selection for most fantasy and African American fiction collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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