In the highly suspenseful Edge of the Wind, the main character, a sensitive but deeply troubled 25 year-old black man, Alexander van der Pool, is off his meds and has begun hearing voices, especially that of his alter ego, Tobi. Having been holed up in his sister's bedroom in southwest Tennessee for two months, Alex has done nothing but read and write poetry. Until one day, he is convinced writing poetry is his life's calling and sets out to visit a local community college to have his work evaluated. But life takes a terrible turn when those at the college reject Alex and his work. When they try to kick him out, he takes matters into his own hands and holds the literature class hostage. Noted author James E Cherry holds nothing back as he tackles mental illness, race, poetry, art and the importance of relationships in this his second novel.
|Publisher:||Stephen F. Austin University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
JAMES E. CHERRY is the author of four books: Bending the Blues, a poetry chapbook, Honoring the Ancestors, a full collection of poems, Shadow of Light, a novel and Still A Man and Other Stories, a collection of short fiction. He has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, a Lillian Smith Book Award and was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award. He resides in Tennessee with his wife Tammy.