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.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


Very cool pic.

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


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


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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