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Product Details

  • Series: Frank Yerby
  • Paperback: 469 pages
  • Publisher: Regent Press; 1 edition (February 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587901242
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587901249
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,472,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Eugene Stovall was born and raised in Oakland, California where he received a catholic education. At the age of eighteen, he was invested into the Knights of Peter Claver, after having attended St. Joseph's College Seminary where he studied for the Catholic priesthood. Stovall graduated from Bishop O'Dowd High School and attended St. Mary's College, but left college to join the U.S. Air Force. In 1966, Stovall graduated magna cum laude from the University of California in 1969, after spending a year studying at the University of Lund in Sweden researching the Swedish Ombudsman. Stovall used this research to write his master's thesis at the University of California at Davis. Becoming a National Foundation Fellow in 1973, Stovall received his Ph.D in Political Theory from the Political Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Stovall worked for the California State Legislature as well as the University of California's Institute of Race & Community Relations before going into the corporate world where he worked for Pacific Bell for 18 years. At the same time Dr. Stovall has been an adjunct faculty member at USF, St. Mary's College, San Francisco State University and Merritt College. In his ten years at St. Mary's College, he taught such courses as Greek Thought, Roman, Christian & Medieval Thought & Renaissance, 17th & 18th Century Thought using the 'shared inquiry' methodology with 'critical thinking' outcomes. Eugene Stovall's previous novels include the 2007 IPPY Bronze Medal winner, Frank Yerby: A Victim's Guilt. For this first effort In May, 2006, Dr. Stovall hosted a Frank Yerby Symposium at the Oakland Museum. The Hayward South County NAACP honored Stovall for memorializing the great black novelist, Frank Yerby. Stovall' second novel is entitled, Blood & Brotherhood: A Novel of Love in a Time of Hate. A third novel, The Idumean Covenant: The Fall of Jerusalem, was published in January 2010. Cassandra's Curse, Stovall's fourth novel, will be published Spring, 2010. Stovall has also authored two pin guides: Stovall's Guide to Media Pins and Stovall's Guide to Disney Pins of the Twentieth Century. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Smart Dallas Gal on February 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
Put on your thinking cap while reading this one. A Victim's Guilt is not a light-hearted beach read.

The story goes something like this: Frank Yerby has written stories full of ingenius characters. But as Yerby nears the end of his life, these larger-than-life characters and reality merge. Yerby becomes a sort of character, too, faced with the same fate he wrote for his heros and heroines. Visited in turn by the fictional folks Yerby made famous in his books, the author joins in on the quest for the one thing all of them, real or not, desire: immortality.

Yeah. In my opinion, at nearly 450 pages, this book could have benefitted from some editing and a succinct plot. Readers are told the book deals with the plight of women, but the story plods through several different eras and sets of characters, only to end abruptly after the Civil War and an effort to free embattled slaves.

My advice? Readers determined to see the story line to the bitter end will benefit from the list of characters provided in the back of the work. My last word? Frank Yerby and his adventure may have made for a great outline, but as a work of fiction, this makes for one convoluted reality and complicated read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tina on February 20, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is the second novel I have read from this author and while I enjoyed the first one, this one simply confused me. Stovall takes a look at one of his favorite subject matters - the role of black people in society and in particular, in this novel, their victimization - through the eyes of a "somewhat" forgotten novelist - Yerby who has been on record as saying that black people are responsible for their lot in life.

Yet, at the same time, they are asking Yerby to recant his words or they may never exist again.

I found this book highly confusing to read and although I got the basic message coming out of the storyline, it felt as though the role of Yerby was overextended greatly.

I am still scratching my head on this one.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Krecklow on February 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
This was a strange and confusing book. It's about Frank Yerby, he is on his deathbed, and really unhappy about it. He's a writer who's books don't have readers, and the characters of his books aren't happy about that either. I thought was a really odd book.

The book did wander, and even though I understood the basic message I just couldn't really understand it all. Maybe it is for greater minds than mind I don't know.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Gillyard on February 22, 2009
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Eugene Stovall is an admirer of the writings by Frank Yerby. Frank Yerby was an African American writer that's best known as being the first African American to write a best-selling novel and to have a book purchased by a Hollywood studio for a film. Also, Yerby is an admirer of Victorian age writers like William Lord Byron. In addition, the story centers on Lady Sumayla who is a mother of a prince. This book is like an autobiography of Frank Yerby's life.
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