There Is a Tree More Ancient Than Eden

There Is a Tree More Ancient Than Eden


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Set in rural Mississippi, this novel follows young Nathaniel Witherspoon as he journeys home for his mother's funeral and ends up pondering not only her untimely death but also the origins of his own existence. Told through a series of painful yet vivid reminiscences, it is a story that provides a breathtaking view of the human experience, filled with humor and pathos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780961464455
Publisher: Another Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/01/1988
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Chicago, Leon Forrest (1937-1997) taught English and African-American Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of a collection of essays entitled The Furious Voice for Freedom, as well as numerous novels, including Two Wings to Veil My Face, winner of four literary awards, Divine Days, and Meteor in the Madhouse.

Table of Contents

The Lives1
The Nightmare39
The Dream77
The Vision113

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