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A shout in the ruins

Kevin Powers

A shout in the ruins

a novel

by Kevin Powers

  • 137 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Race relations,
  • Plantations,
  • Plantation owners,
  • History,
  • Slavery,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    A novel that spans one hundred years and is set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society as it examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation and their descendants.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKevin Powers
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3616.O88348 S56 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination261 pages
    Number of Pages261
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26952378M
    ISBN 100316556475, 0316449547
    ISBN 109780316556477, 9780316449540
    LC Control Number2017952216
    OCLC/WorldCa1032828797

      “A Shout in the Ruins” Photo: Little, Brown. In Kevin Powers’ haunting second novel, “A Shout in the Ruins,” the Civil War and the destruction of slavery are a slow, multigenerational earthquake. The book sizzles with authentic tragedy, realism and unreconciled memory. Scott Smiths wrote one of my favorite crime novels with A Simple Plan that released in Thirteen years later came his second book, The Ruins which instantly became one of my favorite horror novels. Ive got my fingers crossed that sometime later this decade hell write another one and maybe itll turn out to be the greatest sci-fi epic Ive ever read/5.

    Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of The Yellow Birds explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society. Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 's, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. Sadly, A Shout In The Ruins isn't nearly of the same quality. There is a lot of Powers's lyrical and sometimes very beautiful writing, but as a novel I found it very disappointing. The story cuts between time periods (seemingly almost compulsory for new novels at the moment) around the Civil War and the early 50s, both in Virginia/5(21).

    A Shout in the Ruins. Written by Kevin Powers Review by Cynthia Slocum. This dual-period story alternates between the s and s, beginning in Chesterfield, Virginia. Rawls, an enslaved young man, runs away one night to find Nurse, the woman he loves, which results in .   Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of The Yellow Birds explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society. Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 's, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia/5(7).


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A Shout in the Ruins is an intense, haunting, bleak and true-to-life civil war novel. Kevin Powers writing is gritty and uncompromising. Mostly set around Richmond, Virginia, this story is one of those that weaves together several timelines, characters, plots and years, so its best read in long sittings/5.

"A Shout in the Ruins is confirmation, if it were needed, that Kevin Powers is a writer of rare talent."― Financial Times "Much as in The March E.L. Doctorow's epic civil war novel, Mr. Powers gives a strong sense of a vast body of humanity caught up in a tumult that still reverberates today /5(35).

A Shout in the Ruins, as its title suggests, lays bare the tremendous suffering on which our country was founded and demands its acknowledgment.

But Powers also offers love and grace in these pages, and a prayer for redemption "New York Times"/5(35). A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers (Sceptre, £). To order a copy for £, go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only.

“A Shout in the Ruins” moves between two time frames separated by almost a century. Ina very old black man is displaced from his house by. The information about A Shout in the Ruins shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

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• A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers is published by Sceptre (£). To order a copy for £ go to or call Author: Benjamin Evans. A Shout in the Ruins lays bare the tremendous suffering on which our country was founded and demands its acknowledgment.

But Powers also offers love and grace in these pages, and a prayer for redemption The New York Times Book Review - Hillary Jordan. 03/05/Brand: Little, Brown and Company. "A SHOUT IN THE RUINS is a beautiful, strange and compelling book full of savagery and love, which begs the question: Is there a difference between those two things?" The Civil War storyline begins to take shape on the eve of the war, when Emily is 14 and her father, Bob Reid, is a mule skinner with a respectable household.

A Shout in the Ruins, as its title suggests, lays bare the tremendous suffering on which our country was founded and demands its acknowledgment. But Powers also offers love and grace in these pages, and a prayer for redemption if we can believe that 'though the conditions of the world may be very much as permanent and endless as the land on 3/4(12).

'A Shout In The Ruins' Probes The Lasting Infections Of War And Slavery Kevin Powers' bleak, stunning new book is set in both the s and the Civil War era. It's an intricately plotted look at. Spanning more than years, Powers' (Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting,etc.) new novel is an exploration of the ongoing effects of the Civil ating chapters between the Civil War era and the midth century, the novel opens with the mysterious disappearance, and rumored death, of Emily Reid Levallois in the late s and then moves back to look over her life.

Book Reviews 'A Shout In The Ruins' Probes The Lasting Infections Of War And Slavery • Kevin Powers' bleak, stunning new book is set in both the s and the Civil War era. PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author Kevin Powers descends into the corrupt heart of the American South with his Civil War-era novel, A Shout in the Ruins, a lacerating and elegiac—if at times uneven—novel about the lasting effects of human bondage.

Powers, whose debut novel, The Yellow Birds, is among the best works of fiction to come out of America’s 21st-century wars, has.

“A Shout in the Ruins is confirmation, if it were needed, that Kevin Powers is a writer of rare talent.” —The Financial Times “The book sizzles with authentic tragedy, realism and unreconciled memory Powers has written a novel that demands we mourn as we learn.” —San Francisco Chronicle.

A Shout in the Ruins illuminates an entire lost era. -- Laird Hunt * Literary Review * The writing is beautiful and powerful. A Shout in the Ruins is confirmation, if it were needed, that Kevin Powers is a writer of rare talent.

* FT * Powers's prose is lyrical his evocation of slavery-era Richmond is powerfully achieved/5(). ABOUT A SHOUT IN THE RUINS "A masterpiece. Powers has written a novel that includes all the ferocity, complexity, and racial violence of the American South"—Philipp Meyer, author of American Rust Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of THE YELLOW BIRDS explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society.

"A Shout in the Ruins is confirmation, if it were needed, that Kevin Powers is a writer of rare talent."—Financial Times "Much as in The March E.L. Doctorow's epic civil war novel, Mr. Powers gives a strong sense of a vast body of humanity caught up in a tumult that still reverberates today Above all this troubling, stirring book is informed by Mr.

Powers's deep understanding of war's. Synopsis "A masterpiece. Powers has written a novel that includes all the ferocity, complexity, and racial violence of the American South" Philipp Meyer, author of American Rust Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of THE YELLOW BIRDS explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American ng over one.

A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers: a disappointing second novel. Review: Author’s attempts to widen the lens make for an overwrought narrativeAuthor: Sarah Gilmartin. Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of The Yellow Birds explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society.

Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 's, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia.

A SHOUT IN THE RUINS By Kevin Powers pp. Little, Brown & Company. $ Midway through Kevin Powers’s gorgeous, devastating second novel, one of the protagonists reflects on what he believes.Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the ′s, A SHOUT IN THE RUINS examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia.

When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion in a new America will be measured not in acres of tobacco under cultivation.