If I Had Two Wings: Stories If I Had Two Wings: Stories

If I Had Two Wings: Stories

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Publisher Description

Finalist for 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction

Finalist for the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize


Mingling the earthy with the otherworldly, these ten stories chronicle ineffable events in ordinary lives.

In Kenan’s fictional territory of Tims Creek, North Carolina, an old man rages in his nursing home, a parson beats up an adulterer, a rich man is haunted by a hog, and an elderly woman turns unwitting miracle worker. A retired plumber travels to Manhattan, where Billy Idol sweeps him into his entourage. An architect who lost his famous lover to AIDS reconnects with a high-school fling. Howard Hughes seeks out the woman who once cooked him butter beans.

Shot through with humor and seasoned by inventiveness and maturity, Kenan riffs on appetites of all kinds, on the eerie persistence of history, and on unstoppable lovers and unexpected salvations. If I Had Two Wings is a rich chorus of voices and visions, dreams and prophecies, marked by physicality and spirit. Kenan’s prose is nothing short of wondrous.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
August 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.9
MB

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