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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Madison Square||Fiction Scott (Text)||31307024204432||New||Checked out||09/28/2019|
|Main||Fiction Scott (Text)||31307024204382||New||Checked out||09/24/2019|
- ISBN: 9781631495380
- ISBN: 1631495380
- Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
David Sherman, the last son of God -- Nigger knockers -- Electric joy of service -- Temple of practical arts -- Rare and powerful employee -- Numbers -- Loudness of screechers -- Mercury in retrograde -- On the occasion of the death of Freddie Lee -- Slim in hell.
"One of Esquire's Most Anticipated Books of 2019. Breathtakingly imaginative and unapologetically original, The World Doesn't Require You announces a bold, generational talent. Deftly spinning genres of his feverish literary invention, Rion Amilcar Scott creates his very own Yoknapatawpha County with fictional Cross River, Maryland. Established by the leaders of America's only successful slave revolt, the town still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. Among its residents are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God's last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who serves his Master. Culminating with an explosive novella, these haunting stories of the denizens of Cross River serve to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love--all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism. Shattering rigid literary boundaries, Scott is "a necessary voice in American literature" (PEN Award citation), a writer whose storytelling gifts the world very much requires"-- Provided by publisher.
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