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- DescriptionA few years ago the comedian Bill Cosby addressed an issue which has long been discussed within the African American community: the responsibility of certain blacks to t behave like stereotypes. Cosby's outspokenness made public a topic that had mostly been a private one, and the discourse that followed was observed in newspapers and magazines, on radio and television: these featured the thoughts of many who argued for or against Cosby's statement, and their vehemence-their need to confirm or counter his view-leads us to Bryan Gibson's first vel, Karma Incarnate: The Best of Foolkiller. Karma Incarnate is about a man, Joseph Tally, who is slowly losing himself to Alzheimer's, but before he vanishes completely, he reveals to his son a secret life of shadows and death: .. .for thirty years I've been a soldier in a secret war, a rogue agent moving stealthily beyond the reach of my government. I changed my name, of course; the name I had longer suited me: I changed my name, date of birth, and social security number-indeed, Jumoki, I became a new man...but I remained the killer of fools. Obsessed with James Bond and Friedrich Nietzsche, Tally fuses these obsessions with one more: concern, both for his people and his community, recalling haunting, often violent missions whose goal is the end of harmful stereotypes, and the elimination those of who perpetuate them: The kill, matter its necessity, never brings me joy, r anything close to it; but I do what I must for the greater good-it is why I am. Throughout this work, readers will be struggling to determine if what he tells his son is true, or a delusion, an effect of the disease; but whether believed or doubted, the father's words are a revelation.
- Author BiographyBryan Gibson is a Harlem native who currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 1998 he attended the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Workshop in Richmond, Virginia, and in 2002 was featured in Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing, where he received high praise from Publisher's Weekly. His first book, Karma Incarnate: The Best of Foolkiller, was published in 2006; his second, Malefectus and Lesser Tales, in 2007; and, in 2009, his work will be featured in E. Lynn Harris' Love Is Stronger Than Pride, a collection of five novellas.
- Author(s)Bryan Gibson
- PublisherBooksurge Publishing
- Date of Publication23/01/2006
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBooksurge Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight172 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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