Sometimes I never suffered

Shane McCrae, 1975-

Book - 2020

"In Sometimes I Never Suffered, his seventh collection of poems, Shane McCrae remains 'a shrewd composer of American stories' (Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker). Here, an angel, hastily thrown together by his fellow residents of Heaven, plummets to Earth in his first moments of consciousness. Jim Limber, the adopted mixed-race son of Jefferson Davis, wanders through the afterlife, reckoning with the nuances of America's racial history, as well as his own. Sometimes I Never Suffer...ed is a search for purpose and atonement, freedom and forgiveness, imagining eternity not as an escape from the past or present, but as a reverberating record and as the culmination of time's manifold potential to mend."--Publisher's description.

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Subjects
Genres
Poetry
Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
86 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780374602918
9780374240813
Main Author
Shane McCrae, 1975- (author)
  • Preface
  • Jim Limber in heaven is a nexus at which the many heavens of the multiverse converge
  • Fresh eyes for a fresh world
  • Variations on Jim Limber goes to heaven
  • Limbo
  • Variations on Jim Limber goes to heaven
  • Fresh eyes for a fresh world.