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Walking Through Mirrors

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In his breathtaking debut, The View From Here, Brian Keith Jackson took us inside the heart of black family life in the rural South. Now, in a novel that resonates with pure emotion, he sends photographer Jeremy Bishop back to Elsewhere, Louisiana, for the funeral that marks the end of his father's life -- and the true beginning of his own.
His grandmother, Mama B, called
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Washington Square Press (first published October 1st 1998)
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Mocha Girl
Walking Through Mirrors by Brian Keith Jackson is a heartwarming journey of self discovery for Jeremy Bishop, a successful photographer who returns home to Elsewhere, Louisiana to bury his estranged father. Jeremy, nicknamed Patience by his paternal grandmother, Mama B, revisits his past by raising questions to puzzling childhood memories such as his parent's relationship, his untimely birth, his maternal grandparent's abandonment of him, and his relationship with distant father. By the end of t ...more
Excellent. This is the second book I've read from this author as I read Queen of Harlem some years ago when it was first released. I am impressed with Jackson's writing style and his ability to tell a story from two different POV's within the same book. This book follows the journey of Jeremy, also known as Patience, a successful photographer who returns to his hometown, Elsewhere, Mississippi after the death of his father. There he explores his own background and history and discovers some alar ...more
I really enjoyed this book, particularly because it gave me an opportunity to view the world through the eyes of a fatherless black male. It is a perspective completely different from mine, and yet Jackson drew me in and made me feel what Jeremy felt. I cared very much about the characters in this book. I also really loved how Jackson included fairly mundane details, but managed to be so descriptive that they were anything but mundane.
This was not a predictable book for several reasons. But to
Fussy writing but nice characters.
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