The Journey

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What does it mean to be young, Black, female, intelligent, gifted with second sight, on your way to a Ph.D. and in love for the first time? The Journey presents us with exactly this young woman. The pivotal question becomes is she sane and he deceitful, or has she lost her mind? The answer is both. Not an easy, cohesive ride, the narrative thread of an African American female mystic falling deeply in love with a white psychiatrist is complicated by a gently suggested history of abuse, graduate school, and the subtle racism of still largely white academia. The Journey strokes the American psyche from within a very personal story of love and vision: she is in love; he is not, but he leads her in a merry dance, never quite revealing what emotion lies behind his warm brown eyes.
 

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Contents

Marcus Welby M D
17
The Embrace
23
The Playground
31
Brothers Blues
39
Speed
49
The Ritual
58
Weighin
69
For Sass
75
Postcards
139
The Married Person
151
The Sense
157
Paint
165
Nonwoman
173
Dead White Males
181
How To Treat Folks
183
Mothers Day 2004
201

Fathers
81
Dear Ol Dad
91
Ben
99
The Beginning
107
For Temio
113
Demolition Two
127
Risk
215
Women
229
Traveling
249
Joan and Me
277
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