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I loved these stories Very well written stories of the black experience. (((Read E-pub))) ☚ I Got Somebody in Staunton: Stories ⇥ In I Got Somebody in Staunton, the acclaimed William Henry Lewis brings us ten often sensual and always eye opening tales Rossonian Days follows a Kansas City jazz troupe to a gig in Denver, where they hope to strike it big This story, itself a swinging riff, is also a humbling chronicle of the evolution of jazz and an incisive look at the history of America s racial divide In Potcakes, Carlos Stubbs is troubled and weary in the midst of paradise, obsessed with the incessant barking of dogs He has a degree he s not using and a woman he s afraid to love Time is passing, and he must decide whether he ll languish or thrive Kudzu reunites a couple whose sweetly sexual relationship comes to an end when Evvie, a bohemian free spirit, drove west, drove north, away from here in search of something compelling than her small Southern town could offer And in the title story, I Got Somebody in Staunton, a Black college professor, haunted by his dying uncle Ize s memories of lynchings and the ways of the old South, flirts with danger by giving a ride to an enigmatic young White woman whose long, blond hair is twisting into dreadsWith I Got Somebody in Staunton, Lewis has written stories that will catapult him into the first rank of American storytellers Badgers Parting Gifts the acclaimed William Henry Lewis brings us ten often sensual and always eye opening tales Rossonian Days follows a Kansas City jazz troupe to a gig in Denver Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark where they hope to strike it big This story Ist Dieses Buch Ansteckend?: Erste Hilfe Für Hypochonder itself a swinging riff Magicborn is also a humbling chronicle of the evolution of jazz and an incisive look at the history of America s racial divide In Potcakes Enemy on the Euphrates: The British Occupation of Iraq and the Great Arab Revolt 1914-1921 Carlos Stubbs is troubled and weary in the midst of paradise Kindersucher obsessed with the incessant barking of dogs He has a degree he s not using and a woman he s afraid to love Time is passing Urmel im Vulkan and he must decide whether he ll languish or thrive Kudzu reunites a couple whose sweetly sexual relationship comes to an end when Evvie Luke's Cut a bohemian free spirit The Liberation of Sita drove west The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Other Novels drove north Le Dernier des justes away from here in search of something compelling than her small Southern town could offer And in the title story Mitternacht ist ein Ort I Got Somebody in Staunton Court of Lions a Black college professor I Can't Make You Love Me, but I Can Make You Leave haunted by his dying uncle Ize s memories of lynchings and the ways of the old South Vingespenn flirts with danger by giving a ride to an enigmatic young White woman whose long Wenn Kinder trotzen blond hair is twisting into dreadsWith I Got Somebody in Staunton C/C++. Программирование на языке высокого уровня Lewis has written stories that will catapult him into the first rank of American storytellers Two stars for the two stories I think I liked The others, apparently I m not that deep because I felt I wasted too much time with this book I couldn t continue to struggle no matter how hard I wanted too and hate to leave a book unfinished That last story did me in because those first 3 4 pages made absolutely no sense to me. Beautifully written collection of stories. I Got Somebody in Staunton is a collection of ten short stories by award winning author, William Henry Lewis, that tenderly embraces human condition The stories depict honest, confused, and quite ordinary characters dealing with a myriad of situations, painful memories, and awkward circumstances in Black America They are simply doing their best to find their way in the world they didn t create I loved that the underlying themes carried in each story seemed to emulate a timeless and universal I Got Somebody in Staunton is a collection of ten short stories by award winning author, William Henry Lewis, that tenderly embraces human condition The stories depict honest, confused, and quite ordinary characters dealing with a myriad of situations, painful memories, and awkward circumstances in Black America They are simply doing their best to find their way in the world they didn t create I loved that the underlying themes carried in each story seemed to emulate a timeless and universal vibe A few of my favorite stories are Shades, where a young teenaged boy meets his father for the first time and questions his feelings for the man who abandoned him on the night of his conception The man has direct discourse with the boy and fails to recognize his child, leaving the boy to deal with feelings of hate, resentment, and unconditional love In the title story, I Know Somebody in Staunton, a black man who has been schooled all his life by an elderly uncle about the beatings and lynchings surrounding black male white female encounters decides to live dangerously and pick up a white woman hitchhiker in a bar on his way south to visit the ailing uncle As they journey further south and encounter a group of angry, restless white men, the haunting refrains of his uncle s warnings weigh on him and seem to grow stronger as he progresses on his journey This story is a history lesson as the author mentions infamous altercations involving Emmit Till, the Scottsboro Nine, James Byrd, and others More history, in the musical sense, is shared in Rossonian Days, where the author describes a jazz band s trip west to Denver to make it big He craftily parallels their trek with their ancestor s trials during the Middle Passage and how the voices and rhythms of jazz and blues greats of today and he names quite a few echo the chants and drumbeats of ancient Africa Although I didn t care for every short story presented some touched methan others , I liked Lewis s overall writing style and his compassionate views He has great writing skills and a wonderful insight into the human psyche, heart, and soul Mr Lewis is a native of Virginia, and some of the stories are set in locales around Fredericksburg, etc This collection of stories by an African American author made me change my mind about reading collections of stories instead of novels Told with rich and colorful language, most of these stories, especially the title one, gave me a better perception of what it is like to live the African American experience This man can really write and the stories touched me and made me think June 27, 2 Mr Lewis is a native of Virginia, and some of the stories are set in locales around Fredericksburg, etc This collection of stories by an African American author made me change my mind about reading collections of stories instead of novels Told with rich and colorful language, most of these stories, especially the title one, gave me a better perception of what it is like to live the African American experience This man can really write and the stories touched me and made me think June 27, 2013 Lewis collection of short stories were aight Nothing spectacular Could be due to me just finishing, drown Junot Diaz collection of short stories, right before I started this book Not a good idea, since Diaz collection was spectaculardevoured it in 2 days, while I Got Somebody in Staunton took nearly 3 weeks to complete His style didnt intrigue me, though the the 1st two stories did keep me interested The otherswell it felt like work trying to get to the end, which is why it too Lewis collection of short stories were aight Nothing spectacular Could be due to me just finishing, drown Junot Diaz collection of short stories, right before I started this book Not a good idea, since Diaz collection was spectaculardevoured it in 2 days, while I Got Somebody in Staunton took nearly 3 weeks to complete His style didnt intrigue me, though the the 1st two stories did keep me interested The otherswell it felt like work trying to get to the end, which is why it took me so long to finish the book Lewis explores the social tensions of ethnicity in a context that internalizes them within the mind of the protagonist As issues among society are confronted, so are the individual experiences surrounding them A good set of stories that are definitively American in their mood and tone. Beautiful writing with an exquisite sense of place These stories will stay with you Potcake was my favorite in the collection And the title story vibrates with tension long after you read the final words on the page. Powerfully written stories of race and place Fully realized characters in vividly rendered settings Psychologically and ecologically insightful.