Echo Tree
Echo Tree
The Collected Short Fiction of Henry Dumas
Henry Dumas

Henry Dumas reminds me of Eric Dolphy. I'm not sure just what it is. There is the music of the writing, the language. The work is myth, nature, revolutionary. It is incantation and proof. No smoke and mirrors, no show. Magic. —Recommended by Tân, City Lights Books

Henry Dumas's fiction is a masterful synthesis of myth and religion, culture and nature, mask and identity. From the Deep South to the simmering streets of Harlem, his characters embark on surreal and mythic quests armed only with wit, words, and wisdom. Championed by Toni Morrison, Walter Mosley, and Quincy Troupe, -Dumas's books have long been out of print. All of his short fiction is collected here, for the first time, and includes several previously unpublished stories.

Henry Dumas was born in Sweet Home, Arkansas, moved to Harlem, joined the Air Force, attended Rutgers, worked for IBM, and taught at Hiram College in Ohio and Southern Illinois University. In 1968, at the age of thirty-three, he was shot and killed by a New York Transit Authority -policeman.

Title Echo Tree
Subtitle The Collected Short Fiction of Henry Dumas
Author Henry Dumas
Publisher Coffee House Press
Title First Published 01 September 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 350 p.
ISBN-10 1566891493
ISBN-13 9781566891493
Publication Date 01 September 2003
Main content page count 350
Weight 16 oz.

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