Luminous Mysteries by John Holman

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A novel set in the New South, Luminous Mysteries follows the lives of Grim Power and his sister, Rita, from their youth to early middle age. In prose that has been compared to that of Raymond Carver, John Holman tellingly paints a portrait of the lives of middle-class African americans today. “Reminiscent of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row” (Tampa Tribune).

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Holman is the author of Luminous Mysteries and Squabble and Other Stories. His work has appeared in Mississippi Review, Fiction, The New Yorker, The Oxford American and other publications. He is a native of Durham, North Carolina, and currently teaches writing and literature and directs the creative writing program at Georgia State University.
Published January 1, 1998 by HARCOURT, BRACE. NY 1998. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Orphaned, outcast from their families and ill-suited to their limited circumstances, Rita and her brother Grim, his girlfriend, Butter, Rita's lover, Lonnie, and the others nevertheless find ways to reach out to each other and, in doing so, discover a meaning in the madness of their lives.

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