[Epub] ↠ A Taste of Honey Author Jabari Asim – Pccare247.us

A Taste of Honey Poignant And Powerful, This Debut Collection From Preeminent Writer And Critic Jabari Asim Heralds His Arrival As An Exciting New Voice In African American Fiction._________________________________________________ Through A Series Of Fictional Episodes Set Against The Backdrop Of One Of The Most Turbulent Years In Modern History, Asim Brings Into Pin Sharp Focus How The Tumultuous Events Of 68 Affected Real People S Lives And Shaped The Country We Live In Today The Sixteen Connected Stories In This Exciting Debut Are Set In The Fictional Midwestern Town Of Gateway City, Where Second Generation Off Spring Of The Great Migrators Have Pieced Together A Thriving, If Fragile Existence With Police Brutality On The Rise, The Civil Rights Movement Gaining Momentum, And Wars Raging At Home And Abroad, Asim Has Conjured A Community That Stands On Edge But It Is The Individual Struggles With Love, Childrearing, Adolescence, Etc, Lyrically Chronicled Here, That Create A Piercing Portrait Of Humanity In I D Rather Go Blind And Zombies, Young Crispus Jones, Who While Sensitive To The Tremors Of Upheaval Around Him Is Still Much Concerned With His Crush On Neighbor Polly And If He S Ever Going To Be As Cool As His Brother When Ray Mortimer, A White Cop, Kills The Owner Of His Favorite Candy Store, Crispus Becomes Aware Of Malice Even Scary Than Zombies And The Ghost That He Thinks May Be Haunting His House In The Wheat From The Tares And A Virtuous Woman, Rose Whittier Deals With Her Abusive Husband With A Desperate Resignation Until His Past Catches Up With Him And She S Given A Second Chance At Love And Gabriel, Her Suitor, Realizes That His Whole Hearted Commitment To The Struggle May Have To Give Way For His Own Shot At Romance And In Ashes To Ashes We See How A Single Act Of Despicable Violence In Their Childhoods Cements A Lasting Connection Between Two Unlikely Friends From Crispus Tender Innocence To Ray Mortimer S Near Pure Evil, To Rose S Quiet Determination, The Characters In This Book And Their Journeys Showcase A World That Is Brimming With Grace And Meaning And Showcases The Talents Of A Writer At The Top Of His Game.

[Epub] ↠ A Taste of Honey  Author Jabari Asim – Pccare247.us
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • A Taste of Honey
  • Jabari Asim
  • English
  • 07 November 2017
  • 0767919785

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ A Taste of Honey Author Jabari Asim – Pccare247.us


  1. says:

    I was expecting a series of short stories with no connection and about completely different topics What I found was a fantastically written book then weaves the lives of so many people together that I was dizzy trying to keep it straight but what fun I had trying This touching, insightful, thoughtful, descriptive book had me running down back alleys, rooting for true love and cheering when the horribly racist cop finally gets his doo wop whooped While each chapter was a story unto ...


  2. says:

    This past week I became a member of the fictional town of Gateway located in one of the central Midwestern States I think during the Spring of 1968 A good book will do that for you transport you to a time and place where reality is transcended by the strength of your imagination But in order to pull it off, a writer has to deliver characters with such depth and power that they leap off the page to intrude upon your thoughts long after the book has been set aside Jabari Asim does exactly This past week I became a member of the fictional town of Gateway located in one of the central Midwestern States I think during the Spring of 1968 A good book will do that for you transport you to a time and place where reality is transcended by the strength of your imagination But in order to pull it off, a writer has to deliver characters with such depth and power that they leap off the page to intrude upon your thoughts long after the book has been set aside Jabari Asim does exactly t...


  3. says:

    Absolutely spellbindingbefore I even beginREAD THIS BOOK I highly recommend it This is a set of interwoven stories in which everyone is searching whether consciously or unconsciously for that beacon of hope The characters and there are a lot of them were amazing The stories and the prose were well written and very captivating I could not put this one down and when I did finish I was overwhelmed with joy I mean I was smiling from ear to ear after reading this Asim used humor, sin Absolutely spellbindingbefore I even beginREAD THIS BOOK I highly recommend it This is a set of interwoven stories in which everyone is searching whether consciously or unconsciously for that beacon of hope The characters and there are a lot of them were amazing The stories and the prose were well written and very captivating I could not put this one down and when I did finish I was overwhelmed with joy I mean I was ...


  4. says:

    ter finishing this collection of short stories, I have definitely tasted pure honey A Taste of Honey..by JABARI ASIM is truly awsome Characters like Crisp and Shom are delightful Chip and Shom have African American historical names How long has it been since I ve heard any one mention Crispus Attucks He gave his life during the American Revolution massacre Shom s ...


  5. says:

    I love this book so far A lot of times you can predict where a book is going Not that this book is suspenseful, just that I don t know where the author will go next and haven t felt that in reading in a long time Kind of an uncomfortable feeling, but in the best of ways Good starting back up with your reading regimen book.Tried hard to stretch this one out lest I couldn t find a good follow up suggestions welcome Very sweet and encouraging Just wonder if it was too encouraging This book I love this book so far A lot of times you can predict where a book is going Not that this book is suspenseful, just that I don t know where the author will go next and haven t felt that in reading in a long time Kind of an uncomfortable feeling, but in the best of ways Good startin...


  6. says:

    A novel told in the form of connected short stories about an African American community on the verge of change in the late 60 s The Jones family is the main focus Reuben, the artistic father, Pristine, the mother who holds it all together, Schomburg, the oldest son who is flirting with the new radical Black nationalist movement, and Crispus, the youngest son who features prominently in most of...


  7. says:

    The Lord loves a cheerful giver, but I guess I m just not in the mood Aunt GeorgiaI m sorry, but this book is absolutely amazing I could NOT put it down I laughed, I commiserated, I clucked my tongue, I snapped my fingers, and I just enjoyed the sheer pleasure of reading this book It s painful to read at times, and then it ll have you laughing out loud at other times I related to these characters and felt a sense of enlightenment and sadness for my people I don t know, it was just nice The Lord loves a cheerful giver, but I guess I m just not in the mood Aunt GeorgiaI m sorry, but this book is absolutely amazing I could NOT put it down I laughed, I commiserated, I cluc...


  8. says:

    I loved the compact elegance of this book the characters are so vividly drawn, and things come together in a way that tells you about the whole of that place and time Which is pretty wild, for such a slim book You learn a lot through Asim s skill at putting things together in a powerful way One of the things that struck me most about reading this was the memory of how scary...


  9. says:

    This has to be one of my favorite books from the Go On Girl Book list The setting invoked memories from my childhood, although I was just born around the time frame of the book It reminded me of some of my neighbors on my block I fell in love with the characters This was a great book I am glad I purchased it on the Kindle I don ...


  10. says:

    This collection of linked stories is probably closer to a novel few of the stories could stand alone It reminds me of Ntozake Shange s Betsey Brown in the looseness of its construction and in its intense focus on a very particular St Louis neighborhood Though Asim calls it Gateway City, most of the street names and landmarks are given their real names The book is set almost exclusively in an area of about ten square blocks around Vandeventer Avenue just south of Fairground Park, and it feat This collection of linked stories is probably closer to a novel few of the stories could stand alone It reminds me of Ntozake Shange s Betsey Brown in the looseness of its construction and in its intense focus on a very particular St Louis neighborhood Though Asim calls it Gateway City, most of the street names and landmarks are given their real names The book is set almost exclusively in an area of ab...

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