Sunday, February 04, 2007

Acacia Street and Like Trees, Walking

A writer friend, Ravi Howard, was kind enough to snap this picture for me from a street in Mobile, Alabama...
Thanks, Ravi, maybe someday somebody will glance up at this street sign and think of a book by the same name.

By the way, Ravi's debut novel comes out this month. It's called Like Trees, Walking, and it's very good. I had the pleasure of reading it in galleys. It's about a somber subject, the last recorded lynching of a black man in the US, and it's written with quiet lyricism and carefully crafted prose. Consider giving it a look. For more information you could also check out his website Ravi's Sight.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

David,

Very cool pic.

Yeah, Ravi's book looks good. Excited for it's release, just stumbled onto his webpage and his myspace page.

Drew

9:07 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Drew,

Glad to be introducing people to Ravi. A lot of us have known of his talent since he won the Hurston/Wright Award a few years ago. He had the story that's the basis of Like Trees, Walking published before, but we had to wait a little while for the actual book. Nice that it's arrived, and that Ravi's delivered a solid first novel. First of many, I hope.

6:28 PM  

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