Rendered Invisible: Stories of Blacks and Whites, Love and Death

Rendered Invisible: Stories of Blacks and Whites, Love and Death

by Frank E. Dobson

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Overview

"Thirteen dead black men, and nobody knows it happened," so says Johnny Smith, who sets out on a quest to make things right in the powerful novella that begins this collection - a masterpiece of collaged voices. Voice is urgent and significant--Dobson focuses throughout on the invisible and the unvoiced-he brings them to center stage, where they speak their pain and frustration. "Maybe we can revise history," one of his characters says; Dobson's book does just that.

Mary Grimm, novelist, professor, Case Western University




In entrancing prose that claims a place with writers as powerful as Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and John Edgar Wideman, Frank Dobson offers his own bold, subtle explorations of race and life in America. I sat down to skim a bit of his new book of stories, and ended up reading its central novella straight through. This narrative of the .22-Caliber killings in Buffalo - little known to most Americans-and the lives of blacks and whites caught up in those tense days makes for suspenseful, compelling reading.

Jeff Gundy, poet, professor, Bluffton University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935514350
Publisher: Plain View Press, LLC
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.32(d)

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