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Visible Spirits

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
In 1902, in a small community deep in the Mississippi Delta, nearly a generation after the end of slavery, events obscured by time but impossible to forgive or forget echo in the lives of blacks and whites alike. As bound together by history as they are separated by mutual distrust, the citizens of Loring face present tensions as they look toward an uncertain future.

Into this charged atmosphere rides Tandy Payne - prodigal son of a prominent planter and brother of the current mayor, and a dissolute gambler looking to reclaim the family estate. When he takes advantage of a perceived slight from the town's black postmistress, the ensuing clash with his principled brother results in a harrowing confrontation. Fueled by dark and brutal memories, their familial dispute quickly spreads through the countryside. Steve Yarbrough confronts character with morality, reason with blood, in this moving novel that explores the farthest boundaries of human nature.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Visible Spirits
Author(s): Steve Yarbrough
ISBN: 0-330-48637-3 / 978-0-330-48637-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Visible Spirits
Author(s): Steve Yarbrough
ISBN: 0-375-41159-3 / 978-0-375-41159-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

August 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Visible Spirits: A Novel
Author(s): Steve Yarbrough
ISBN: 0-375-72577-6 / 978-0-375-72577-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Visible Spirits
Author(s): Steve Yarbrough
ISBN: 0-330-48638-1 / 978-0-330-48638-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Visable Spirits
Author(s): Steve Yarbrough
ISBN: 0-330-48636-5 / 978-0-330-48636-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Visible Spirits: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Steve Yarbrough
Publisher: Vintage
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