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Edge of the Wind

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In Edge of the Wind, a 25 year-old black man is off his meds and has begun hearing voices. For months, he has done nothing but read and write poetry. One day, he is convinced writing poetry is his calling. Life takes a terrible turn when the college he reaches out to rejects him and his work. He takes matters into his own hands and holds the literature class hostage. James ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 7th 2016 by Stephen F. Austin University Press
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Maridith Geuder
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
It lost me when T.S. Eliot was spelled Elliott.
Alex van der Pool is a young Black writer with a mission. A schizophrenic living with his sister, he is off his meds and ready to unveil his poetry to the world. He listens to the voice in his head, Tobi, as he takes a poetry class at a local college hostage. As his family and the local sheriff watch helplessly, he shares his innermost thoughts with the reader and the terrified hostages.

I will avoid giving the intimate details of the book away. However, I will say that this is a tense, beautifu
John Baxter
Excellent depiction of the Mid-South and the inherent racism that pervades society there. In the first few pages the reader is fully vested and by the end enthralled by Cherry's prose.
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Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Three words - proofread, proofread, proofread. So unprofessionally produced. Detracts terribly from what could be a good story.
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