The African in Me by Howard Gordon

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

unrated

Synopsis

The publication of The African in Me marks the debut of Howard Gordon, a promising new American writer. Gordon's stories, set mainly in the author's native upstate New York, are written with intense emotion and a perceptive eye for human interaction. Confronted with realities that do not conform to the mythology of the American Dream, Gordon's characters seek refuge in a world of fantasy and memory. For the young narrator of "After Dreaming of President Johnson," comic book superheroes provide an imaginary haven from McCarthy-era America. In "The Green Monkey," a college student struggles with what he considers to be institutionally imposed racism, not only at school but within the tighter circle of his family's experiences. Well-crafted and full of power, Howard Gordon's stories bridge the fiction of our own expectations with the vivid realities of daily life.
 

About Howard Gordon

See more books from this Author
 
Published April 1, 1993 by George Braziller. 156 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The African in Me

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In ``Man Walks Son, Self,'' a boy named Junior chronicles nightly walks with his father while his mother lies dying, her illness the source of rumors that literally invade the home and follow father and son on their nocturnal strolls.

| Read Full Review of The African in Me

Rate this book!

Add Review