The Ancestors

By L. A. Banks; Tananarive Due; Brandon Massey
Dafina Books, Paperback, 9780758223821, 312pp.

Publication Date: December 2008

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Dead.
Some evils are so great that they transcend death. In Brandon Massey's "The Patriarch," a young writer travels to the hushed backwoods of Mississippi, where dangerous secrets surface as a generations-old feud comes to bone-chilling new life. . .
Buried.
The souls of the mistreated always find a way to be heard. In L.A. Banks's "Ev'ry Shut Eye Ain't Sleep," violent visions haunt a man--until he's handed an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and prevent unspeakable acts from occurring once again. . .
Forgotten.
When horrors are covered up and lost, our ancestors must find a way--even in death--to tell their tales. In Tananarive Due's "Ghost Summer," ancestors haunt the nights of two children. And when a grisly discovery is made, these ancestors will make their mark on both the dead and the living. . .
"Massey ventures into areas unexplored by most other black novelists. The result is artful and stunning." --"Chicago Tribune"
"Tananarive Due is creating classics." --Tina McElroy Ansa
"Banks's writing is lush and detailed, fully bringing her characters to life (or unlife), weaving a complex world of Good vs. Evil with its own intricate hierarchy." --"Fangoria Magazine



About the Author
L. A. BANKS was the author of the Vampire Huntress Legend series and the Crimson Moon Novels, including "Left for Undead" and "Never Cry Werewolf". She had a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a master's in fine arts from Temple University. Banks considered herself a shape-shifter, writing romance, women's fiction, crime and suspense, and of course, dark vampire huntress lore. She lived with her daughter in Philadelphia until her death in 2011.Tananarive Due is an NAACP Image Award winner and American Book Award winner, the author of books ranging from mysteries to supernatural thrillers to a civil rights memoir. Her books include "My Soul to Keep", "The Living Blood", and "The Good House".



NPR
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011

Leslie Esdaile Banks authored 42 books spanning a wide range of genres, but she was best known for science-fiction and fantasy. She at age 51 earlier this month after battling cancer. Guest host Allison Keyes discusses Banks' life and literary legacy with writer and novelist Tananarive Due. More at NPR.org

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