The Temple of My Familiar


The Temple of My Familiar is a 1989 novel by Alice Walker. It is an ambitious and multi-narrative novel containing the interleaved stories of Arveyda, a musician in search of his past; Carlotta, his Latin American wife who lives in exile from hers; Suwelo, a black professor of American History who realizes that his generation of men have failed women; Fanny, his ex-wife about to meet her father for the first time; and Lissie, a vibrant creature with a thousand pasts.[1]

  1. ^ Kuhne, Dave (1999). African Settings in Contemporary American Novels. Westport, Conn. [u.a.]: Greenwood Press. pp. 71–74. ISBN 978-0-313-31040-9. 
External links
  • Jones, Mother (April 1989). "Previews: The Temple of My Familiar". Mother Jones. 14 (3): 53–54.  (excerpt)

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