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Revolutions of All Colors
Gabriel Mathis, a twenty-three-year-old aspiring fantasy writer and reluctant Russophile, travels to Ukraine to teach English and meets the love of his life: an international arms dealer very much out of his league. Simon--a former Special Forces medic, torn over a warped sense of duty and a child he did not want--returns to the US to pursue his dream of becoming a mixed m ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 14th 2020 by Syracuse University Press
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Powerful, provocative novel in stories with multiple narrators, set in New Orleans, Oklahoma, Ukraine, Somalia. One of the primary narrators is enlisted in the Air Force, then Special Services; the book is a Winter of the 2019 Veterans Writing Prize, and the fight scenes (whether in Mogadishu 2005, the Black Panther HQ in 1970s New Orleans, or in the parking lot of the Kickapoo gas station in 1992) are as vivid as any I've read. But it's also about manhood, fatherhood, and young people resisting ...more
In his debut novel, Dewaine Farria tells the story of a single family, with episodes spanning both time and distance (1970s New Orleans to 1990s Oklahoma to 2000s Somalia and beyond). For such a short novel and easy read, it is amazing how much Farria is able to accomplish. The characters are believable and compelling, and the dialogue is authentic and rich. While many authors can tell powerful stories and others can write beautiful prose, Farria is the rare author who can do both. Highly recomm ...more
Dewaine Farria’s debut is enlightening, disturbing, beautifully written, and a pleasure to read. I met the author while we attended the same MFA program, but until I asked for an advance copy of this book from the publisher I had not read his work. This novel shows tremendous range and talent. Highly recommended.
This debut pulses with questions about race, identity and loyalty in America. What does it mean to serve a country that does not serve you? This complex question follows a family with a legacy of military service, and their friends and lovers, back through history and into the present day. Arresting and ambitious. Wow.
Revolutions of All Colors switches between viewpoints in a series of interconnected vignettes. The book starts with Ettie, a young black woman in New Orleans in the 70’s. We follow her as she meets Black Panthers and falls in love We introduced to her son, Simon. Raised by his mother in small town Oklahoma, Simon and his friends, siblings Michael and Gabriel, make up the heart of the book. We follow their struggles and their travels: Kyiv, Mogadishu and New York; friendship, love and obsession. ...more
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