Shaming the Devil: Collected Short Stories

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Top Pen Press, 2009 - Fiction - 157 pages
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Fiction. Gay and Lesbian Studies. African American Studies. G. Winston James's stories examine the individual, familial, and societal complexities of desire. Candidly rendered, they unabashedly consider the formation of personal and sexual identity in a world in which the carnal is highly policed, variously dangerous and all too often denied. SHAMING THE DEVIL is an erotic, brutal, emotional and thoroughly thought-provoking debut collection that is likely to arouse, inspire and disturb readers, even as they continue, inexorably, to turn its astonishing pages.

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User Review  - Lissa Lett - Goodreads

The content is different to me, but very insightful! The stories allow you to see into the pains & triumphs of people in this society. I loved it. Each story was a page turner! Highly erotic! This writer is a perfect story teller! Read full review

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User Review  - Stanley Bennett Clay - Goodreads

Poet G. Winston James makes a remarkable fiction debut with SHAMING THE DEVIL, a collection of short stories that examine black, predominantly homoerotic experiences with beauty, passion and a ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

G. Winston James is a Jamaican-born poet, short fiction writer, essayist and editor. A former fellow of the Millay Colony for the Arts, he holds an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and is the author of the short fiction collection SHAMING THE DEVIL: COLLECTED SHORT STORIES, the poetry collection The Damaged Good: Poems Around Love and the Lambda Literary Award finalist collection Lyric: Poems Along a Broken Road. James is also co-editor of the historic anthologies, VOICES RISING: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF BLACK LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER WRITING and the Lambda Literary Award finalist publication Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity.

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