Brown Glass Windows

Brown Glass Windows

devorah major / Jan 15, 2021

Brown Glass Windows Brown Glass Windows is the story of the Evermans an African American family in the Fil District of San Francisco and the tragic history of their son Ranger who returns scarred from his experiences

  • Title: Brown Glass Windows
  • Author: devorah major
  • ISBN: 9781880684870
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brown Glass Windows is the story of the Evermans, an African American family in the Fil District of San Francisco and the tragic history of their son, Ranger, who returns scarred from his experiences in Vietnam and struggles with drug addiction Ironically, when he finally conquers his drug habit, he is killed meaninglessly in a drive by shooting Ranger s death causesBrown Glass Windows is the story of the Evermans, an African American family in the Fil District of San Francisco and the tragic history of their son, Ranger, who returns scarred from his experiences in Vietnam and struggles with drug addiction Ironically, when he finally conquers his drug habit, he is killed meaninglessly in a drive by shooting Ranger s death causes the family, with its suppressed recriminations and accumulated resentments, to pass through the crisis and come out on the other side of grief stronger and united The novel is also a kind of elegy to the old Fil District As Ranger says, they ve redeveloped the neighborhood into a little doorway to hell, a comment that will resonate deeply with readers not only in San Francisco, but in Hartford, L.A and other urban centers throughout the country, where people have lost their once closely knit neighborhoods either through urban decay or gentrification, or both Brown Glass Windows is a beautifully structured book employing techniques of magical realism a grittily realistic narrative framed by the spirit world The novel is narrated by a spirit of a woman 200 years old, who watches over her elderly Black friend, Victoria Victoria, a wonderfully eccentric character, who paints herself white and strives to be invisible, plays an important role in the healing of the Everman family devorah major, an accomplished poet, invests her novel s landscape and characters with layers of meaning without ever obfuscating the realistic surface narrative one is reminded of Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Brown Glass Windows gives us a rich blend of realism and imagination, elegizing the passing of an era and presenting vibrant characters who move into the future with hope and courage.

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    About "devorah major"

      • devorah major

        Born and raised in California but traveling throughout the United States and Europe, Asia and parts of the Caribbean devorah major served as San Francisco Poet Laureate 2002 through 2006 In addition to being a poet she is a performer, lecturer, fiction and creative non fiction writer, and editor A trained actress and former dancer, she approaches poetry as both a written and performing art from the author s website


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    1. Ranger had a loving and close-knit family, a nice home, but nothing could save him from being drafted as a soldier for the Vietnam War. Suffering from PTSD, he finally began to find his way back to hope when suddenly a drive-by shooter took his life and shattered his family forever. Brown Glass Windows is a shockingly realistic fiction that raises awareness of the way bouts of crime like this can tear families down, and about how guns never solve anything in the end.


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