Novelist Chris Abani notes that “Donnelle McGee writes with an incisive grace and insight. Uncompromising in its exploration of grit and themes of history, weaving noir into the literary, Ghost Man is an exciting and timely book. With some Chester Himes and some Walter Mosley and hints of Mat Johnson and Victor LaVelle, McGee has made a style all his own. A strong debut.”
Author Wendy Chin-Tanner writes, “Gritty, lyrical, and character-driven, Ghost Man is the story of contemporary American marriage and masculinity in crisis. Julius is a modern day Odysseus struggling to find his way back to Grace, his Penelope. In laconic chapters that read like poetic snapshots, we are shown piece by piece the deepest layers of their psyches. McGee’s skillful prose trains an unblinking eye on the difficult complexities of life, love, and sexuality to weave a narrative whose clarity, precision, and honesty shed a compassionate light on the darkness of an uncertain existence.”
Donnelle earned his MFA from Goddard College and is a faculty member at Mission College in Santa Clara, California.
His work has appeared inÂ Controlled Burn, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Iodine Poetry Journal, River Oak Review,Â andÂ The Spoon River Poetry Review, among others. His work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.Â
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