• If I Had Two Wings

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  • By: Randall Kenan
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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If I Had Two Wings

By: Randall Kenan
Narrated by: JD Jackson
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Publisher's Summary

Mingling the earthy with the otherworldly, these 10 stories chronicle ineffable events in ordinary lives.

In Kenan's fictional territory of Tims Creek, North Carolina, an old man rages in his nursing home, a parson beats up an adulterer, a rich man is haunted by a hog, and an elderly woman turns unwitting miracle worker. A retired plumber travels to Manhattan, where Billy Idol sweeps him into his entourage. An architect who lost his famous lover to AIDS reconnects with a high school fling. Howard Hughes seeks out the woman who once cooked him butter beans.

Shot through with humor and seasoned by inventiveness and maturity, Kenan riffs on appetites of all kinds, on the eerie persistence of history, and on unstoppable lovers and unexpected salvations. If I Had Two Wings is a rich chorus of voices and visions, dreams and prophecies, marked by physicality and spirit. Kenan's prose is nothing short of wondrous.

©2020 Randall Kenan (P)2021 Tantor

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Endearing

I really enjoyed these stories. I found them very heartwarming and endearing. Was so sorry to hear he passed away.

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Great characters

The characters in these stories are intricately drawn and have the most wonderful experiences.
My only issue with the performance was that the pauses between the stories were too brief. It was difficult for me to tell when one story ended and another started.