Creatures of Passage

This contemporary fairy tale’s grandeur and psychedelic wonderment undergird a serious warning, urging readers to find a way toward a saner future.

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Review of ‘Creatures of Passage’

In Creatures of Passage, 10-year-old Dash Kinwell is stuck, unsure how to proceed after witnessing the school’s merry janitor, Mercy, commit an act of molestation.

The novel’s setting of 1977 Anacostia, in the southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., is magical and liquid, and so is author Morowa Yejidé’s storytelling style. Sequences flow between past, present…

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