A Small Gathering of Bones

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Pearson Education, 1994 - Fiction - 137 pages
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Dale's passionate relationship with Nevin is foundering. Hope and despair, jealousy and yearning battle within him. He must confront the antagonism of family, church and society to his homosexuality.
A mysterious illness is threatening the gay community of late 1970s Jamaica. When Dale's friends succumb to it, his own isolation increases and he is pushed towards desperate action.

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The struggle to define oneself and one's relationship with one's surroundings and to deal with the complexities of love as well as the fears of illness and death are dramatically illustrated in this ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Powell was born in Jamaica and emigrated to the United States. She received her B.A. in English literature from Wellesley College and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Brown. She is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Harvard.

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