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The Lurking Place

Clarence Major


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What happens when the drive to succeed professionally collides with ambitions of the heart? In The Lurking Place, James Eric Lowell, a young Black poet, strives to advance his career and extend his whirlwind romance with his white lover, Sophia. Set in New York City and Mexico during 1968--a time of political upheaval and social change--this cinematic page-turner captivates the reader with its richly drawn settings and unforgettable characters. Will James finish his manuscript and have his book published? Will Sophia stay with James or allow her family to reign in her passions?

Manic D Press, 9781945665288, 260pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2021

About the Author

Clarence Major has published numerous books, from novels to poetry and short story collections. Among his many accolades, he was a finalist for the National Book Award and a Fulbright scholar and received the PEN Oakland/Reginald Lockett Lifetime Achievement Award. His work has been featured in many literary journals, newspapers, and magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Ploughshares. Major is a distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis.