Coverart for item
The Resource Insurrections : stories, Rion Amilcar Scott

Insurrections : stories, Rion Amilcar Scott

Label
Insurrections : stories
Title
Insurrections
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Rion Amilcar Scott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A suicidal father looks to an older neighbor--and the Cookie Monster--for salvation and sanctuary as his life begins to unravel. A man seeking to save his estranged, drug-addicted brother from the city's underbelly confronts his own mortality. A chess match between a girl and her father turns into a master class about life, self-realization, and pride: "Now hold on little girl. ... Chess is like real life. The white pieces go first so they got an advantage over the black pieces." These are just a few glimpses into the world of the residents of the fictional town of Cross River, Maryland, a largely black settlement founded in 1807 after the only successful slave revolt in the United States. Raw, edgy, and unrelenting yet infused with forgiveness, redemption, and humor, the stories in this collection explore characters suffering the quiet tragedies of everyday life and fighting for survival. In Insurrections, Rion Amilcar Scott's lyrical prose authentically portrays individuals growing up and growing old in an African American community. Writing with a delivery and dialect that are intense and unapologetically current, Scott presents characters who dare to make their own choices--choices of kindness or cruelty--in the depths of darkness and hopelessness. Although Cross River's residents may be halted or deterred in their search for fulfillment, their spirits remain resilient--always evolving and constantly moving."--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Rion Amilcar
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C6833
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
The University Press of Kentucky new poetry and prose series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • City and town life
  • Maryland
  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories
Label
Insurrections : stories, Rion Amilcar Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Good times -- Everyone lives in a flood zone -- A friendly game -- Boxing Day -- The slapsmith -- 202 Checkmates -- Juba -- The legend of Ezekiel Marcus -- Confirmation -- Party animal: the strange and savage case of a once erudite and eloquent young man -- Klan -- Razor bumps -- Insurrections
Control code
ocn945951356
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780813168180
Lccn
2016024715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Insurrections : stories, Rion Amilcar Scott
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Good times -- Everyone lives in a flood zone -- A friendly game -- Boxing Day -- The slapsmith -- 202 Checkmates -- Juba -- The legend of Ezekiel Marcus -- Confirmation -- Party animal: the strange and savage case of a once erudite and eloquent young man -- Klan -- Razor bumps -- Insurrections
Control code
ocn945951356
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780813168180
Lccn
2016024715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Marion Public LibraryBorrow it
      1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA, 52302, US
      42.032284 -91.59893
Processing Feedback ...