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The Virgin of Flames
     

The Virgin of Flames

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by Chris Abani
 

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From the author of the award-winning GraceLand comes a searing, dazzlingly written novel of a tarnished City of Angels

Praised as “singular” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and “extraordinary” (The New York Times Book Review), GraceLand stunned critics and instantly established Chris Abani as an exciting new voice

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From the author of the award-winning GraceLand comes a searing, dazzlingly written novel of a tarnished City of Angels

Praised as “singular” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and “extraordinary” (The New York Times Book Review), GraceLand stunned critics and instantly established Chris Abani as an exciting new voice in fiction. In his second novel, set against the uncompromising landscape of East L.A., Abani follows a struggling artist named Black, whose life and friendships reveal a world far removed from the mainstream. Through Black’s journey of self- discovery, Abani raises essential questions about poverty, religion, and ethnicity in America today. The Virgin of Flames, a marvelous and gritty novel filled with indelible images and unforgettable characters, confirms Chris Abani as an immensely talented writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440627415
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
264 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Abani, author of GraceLand and Becoming Abigail, was born in Nigeria and has lived in London, New York, and Los Angeles. He is currently an associate professor at the University of California, Riverside.

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The Virgin of Flames 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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this book was a very slow read for me at first and i didnt appreciate the artistry until the ending. It is beautiful and dark, the story of an artist torn with himself and longing to belong in a world that he hates.