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Black Hand Side: Stories

Black Hand Side: Stories

by Ran Walker

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In his second major story collection, Ran Walker takes on issues of race, cultural appropriation, politics, family, relationships, and the value of Black lives.

In the title story, two young men go to participate in a handshake competition but find themselves up against an obstacle they did not anticipate. In "The Impersonator" a comedian finds a job that ultimately contributes to the legacy of another person. In "The Box" a college student home for vacation investigates whether his elderly Caucasian neighbor is holding the soul of a lynched Black man in a box. In "My Best Friend is Black" a recent college grad accepts a job as a friend to the 1 percenters. In the thirteen stories in this collection, Walker uses satire, humor, and horror to weave a tapestry of timely themes that are sure to resonate with readers.

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BN ID: 2940157047610
Publisher: Cool Empire Press
Publication date: 10/24/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 132
File size: 330 KB

About the Author

?Ran Walker is the author of five novels, two novellas, a short story collection, and a collaborative book with Sabin Prentis. His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies.

Ran is a graduate of Morehouse College (BA in English), Pace University (MS in Publishing), and George Washington University Law School (JD) and is the recipient of both a 2005 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA artist grant and a 2006 artist mini-grant. He has also served as an Artist-in-Residence with the Commission. In addition, he is a past participant in the Hurston-Wright Writers Week Workshop and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Callaloo Writers Workshop.

His novel Mojo's Guitar was translated by renowned French translator Philippe Loubat-Delranc and was published in April 2015 by Éditions Autrement as Il était une fois Morris Jones.

Ran is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Hampton University and lives in Virginia with his wife and much better half, Lauren, and his amazing little rockstar daughter, Zoë.

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