Chicago Heat and Other Stories by Clarence Major

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With this latest book Clarence Major secures his position as a major voice in American literature. He is an elder who reminds us to never give up on love.
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Having written more than eight novels, including My Amputations and Dirty Bird Blues, alongside a dozen books of poetry, Chicago Heat and Other Stories is Clarence Major’s second work of short fiction and first book with Green Writers Press.

Chicago Heat and Other Stories employs a gorgeous purity and simplicity of language in a series of masterful stories exploring human interaction. Each narrative voice comes forward all at once, individual and complete, without obstacle or complication, enabling the reader to see the characters and feel their emotions. Major does not shy away from the bitter or the harsh; we get to hear it all. Like paint on an easel he blends lyric harmony with moxie and the blunt with the beautiful. The imagery is completely accessible and generously given. Toni Morrison comes to mind. His work is like jewels.

 

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Published September 6, 2016 by Green Writers Press. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by E. Ethelbert Miller on Sep 05 2016

With this latest book Clarence Major secures his position as a major voice in American literature. He is an elder who reminds us to never give up on love.

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