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Back to Wando Passo

A Novel (P.S.)

by David Payne

  • 369 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7283073M
ISBN 100060851902
ISBN 109780060851903

A dark foray into the Peri-Bellum American South and it's impact on a modern family relocating and reconnecting with the Carolinian roots. And these dreams don't just happen when he goes to s Even nineteen years in a rock band couldn't burn some good habits from the heart of a Charleston girl who'd grown up south of Broad. S and explores the issue of slavery from both morale and economic perspectives. Payne is irresistible. As he shyly grinned with two new serrated teeth, Ran saw with a pang, for the first time, who his son was going to be, which had carved itself from formless babyhood while Daddy was away.

The two stories are woven together by Voodoo, Hoodoo and other forms mysticism which came to America in the hearts and minds of the slaves The impact of this dark spirituality spans and connects the multiple generations involved. In lieu of either, he showed up at home that night behind the wheel of a lurching, shot-shocked cab, making good a long-term threat. Tom has strange dreams that creep up on him when he doesn't expect them. It hit bookstore shelves this week.

The most literate beach read of the year. It depicts parallel stories in the present and the past taking place in the southern U. Martin - Contributing Columnist Do you need relief from two weeks of over-the-top contentious politics? But the past dogs Ran: Claire, a former concert pianist, finds work teaching music at a local college and reconnects with her childhood friend Marcel Jones, a black musician and sour ex-member of Ran's band. Addie reveals her illicit romance with Harlan's black half-brother, Jarry, the son of a Cuban buja ; their biracial love resonates with Claire's attraction to Marcel, while Ran's loopy purpose seems to be to release the ancestral curse so that the whole family can function again. Sitting on the floor as the traffic veered like a stream around a rock, Ransom squeezed his children hard and smelled them like a stricken animal recovering the scent of its lost cubs, and then he opened his red eyes and looked at Claire.


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Barefoot to Avalon: A Brother's Story (Hardcover)

But the past dogs Ran: Claire, a former concert pianist, finds work teaching music at a local college and reconnects with her childhood friend Marcel Jones, a black musician and sour ex-member of Ran's band.

It is a dark comedy set in a medieval place where books are rare and the currency of learning is the spoken word. Tom has strange dreams that creep up on him when he doesn't expect them. Research and analytics cookies These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services.

That impact loosens the ropes that have long bound the author, and he sets out on a journey of ruthless self-dissection. One morning he came back from the garage after a shift and found the closets empty.

In lieu of either, he showed up at home that night behind the wheel of a lurching, shot-shocked cab, making good a long-term threat. There's another man in the picture, and Ran's discovery of a mysterious relic from slave times transports him—and the reader—back into the story of another romantic triangle at Wando Passo that erupted violently at the height of the Civil War.

And these dreams don't just happen when he goes to s There's another man in the picture, and Ran's discovery of a mysterious relic from slave times transports him—and the reader—back into the story of another romantic triangle at Wando Passo that erupted violently at the height of the Civil War.

By that September morning in the airport, he'd discovered that, beneath the basement, the house we know as life has several unsuspected floors; and, below those, several more.

Ran, as always, was carrying two guitars, the ones Claire called "the Gibson girls" and, again, "the mistress and the wife. He sat for a long time at the kitchen table, with Claire's bran muffin and her coffee -- sweet and extra light -- in a bag, before he read the note.

Will the present repeat the past? This was after the label dropped him; after his well-meaning friends rallied round and got him a stint producing a band from the U of Alabama called Broken Teeth "the next Hootie," they were touted as.

I will say again that this is a very dark story, so sensitive souls may want to rethink it. Hope tugged his sleeve. After five days at the Magic Shop in SoHo, he was ready to kill them all or commit suicide, preferably both.

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In its shadow, under memorable blue eyes, two dark crescents stood out against his inveterate New York City pallor, smudged as though by Christmas coal, the lumps that Santa Claus reserves especially for fallen rock stars and other habitual offenders. There are many race discussions in the book, and although the author tries to explore all sides, it still left me a bit cold.

Back to Wando Passo book these cookies, we can't provide services to you. The couples both lived in the familial plantation home and discovery of a buried pot, or cauldron, leads to spooky similarities in each couples' tales.

Filled with fast-paced adventure, lyrical writing, wicked humor, and unforgettable characters, David Payne's Back to Wando Passo propels the two love stories, linked by place through time, to a simultaneous crescendo of betrayal, revenge, and redemption.

Available from warehouse in business days Related Editions More… Description Hailed as "the most gifted American novelist of his generation" Boston GlobeDavid Payne introduces us to Ransom Hill, a big-hearted, wild-man lead singer of a legendary indie rock group, who has come to South Carolina determined to save his marriage, his family, and himself.

Every chapter tells the story of a separate caper, and each could be read as a standalone short story. Then the brother dies a tragic death on the highway, which Payne witnesses. The two stories are woven together by Voodoo, Hoodoo and other forms mysticism which came to America in the hearts and minds of the slaves The impact of this dark spirituality spans and connects the multiple generations involved.

Please review the types of cookies we use below. He can be reached at david davidpaynebooks. The people are c Tall and thinner than he'd been since high school, Ran had on his good black coat, which still stank of cigarettes, though he'd given them up in anticipation of this trip, the first of many sacrifices he was prepared to make.

This title will be released on.Jun 25,  · Your Summer Reading List: Novels Set on the Outer Banks. By Beth P. Storie Ruin Creek, Back to Wando Passo, Gravesend Light and his Barefoot to Avalon: A (women!) had read the book and pictured the house and the debris washed up from the storm and imagined the characters in your head.

(I bet, too, that you were a bit irked with how. Oct 06,  · Read "Back to Wando Passo A Novel" by David Payne available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first purchase.

Hailed as "the most gifted American novelist of his generation" (Boston Globe), David Payne introduces us to Ransom Hill Brand: William Morrow Paperbacks.

David Payne is the author of five novels, including Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street, winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award, Ruin Creek, a New York Times Notable Book, and Back to Wando sylvaindez.com has taught at Bennington, Duke, Hollins and is a founding faculty member in the Queens University MFA Program/5(3).

Hailed as "the most gifted American novelist of his generation" (Boston Globe), David Payne introduces us to Ransom Hill, a big-hearted, wild-man lead singer.

Buy the Kobo ebook Book Back to Wando Passo: A Novel by David Payne at sylvaindez.com, Canada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Oct 06,  · But back at Wando Passo, his wife's inherited family estate, things don't proceed according to plan.

There's another man in the picture, and Ran's discovery of a mysterious relic from slave times transports him—and the reader—back into the story of another romantic triangle at Wando Passo that erupted violently at the height of the Civil War.5/5(1).