A Small Gathering of Bones
By (author) Patricia Powell
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Small Gathering of Bones by Patricia Powell
Book DescriptionThis award-winning novel initiates the reader into the complex world of homosexuality and AIDS in the Caribbean. It's 1978 and Dale Singleton, devoted twenty-something housekeeper and ex-lover of Nevin Morgan, is becoming alarmed as his friend, Ian Kaysen, is afflicted with a mysterious and seemingly untreatable illness characterised by pneumonia, lesions, and dementia. A Small Gathering of Bones is both authentic and viscerally affecting as it conveys the shocked puzzlement of those troubled by Ian's condition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807083673
(203mm x 134mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 19-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Patricia Powell
Me Dying Trial, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Patricia Powell
Set in Jamaica, Gwennie Augusta Glaspole, a schoolteacher, is trapped in an unhappy marriage and becomes saddled with six children. Resisting cultural expectations of playing dutiful wife and mother, Gwennie struggles in a loveless, often abusive, relationship, eventually relocating to America.
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Author Biography - Patricia Powell
Patricia Powell is the author of "Me Dying Trial, The Pagoda, " and a forthcoming novel, "The Good Life." Her awards include the Bruce Rossley Literary Award, the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. Powell has taught creative writing at Harvard University, Wellesley College, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Currently she is Martin Luther King Visiting Professor at MIT. Powell lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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