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The world doesn't require you : stories

Scott, Rion Amilcar,, Scott, Rion Amilcar. David Sherman, the last son of God., Scott, Rion Amilcar. Nigger knockers., Scott, Rion Amilcar. Electric joy of service., Scott, Rion Amilcar. Temple of practical arts., Scott, Rion Amilcar. Rare and powerful employee., Scott, Rion Amilcar. Numbers., Scott, Rion Amilcar. Loudness of screechers., Scott, Rion Amilcar. Mercury in retrograde., Scott, Rion Amilcar. On the occasion of the death of Freddie Lee., Scott, Rion Amilcar. Slim in hell.,
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"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"--

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