The People from Heaven

The People from Heaven

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An extraordinary novel told partly in verse, The People from Heaven takes place in 1943, the year it was originally published, in Warrensburg, New York, where Eli Bishop, a white shopkeeper, initiates a reign of terror on the populace following his rape of America Smith, a black woman.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 137.7 x 202.7 x 21.6mm | 348.35g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252064917
  • 9780252064913

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An extraordinary novel told partly in verse, The People from Heaven takes place in 1943, the year it was originally published, in Warrensburg, New York, where Eli Bishop, a white shopkeeper, initiates a reign of terror on the populace following his rape of America Smith, a black woman.show more

Review quote

"A sacred book, majestic in its rebukes of those who violate the breath and origin of humanity while professing faith and going through the motions of holiness." -- Carl Sandburgshow more

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3 30% (3)
2 10% (1)
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