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Jeffrey Colvin

Biography

Jeffrey Colvin

Jeffrey Colvin served in the United States Marine Corps and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Harvard University and Columbia University, where he received an MFA in fiction. His work has appeared in NarrativeHot Metal BridgePainted Bride QuarterlyRain Taxi Review of BooksThe MillionsThe Brooklyn Rail and elsewhere. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and is an assistant editor at Narrative magazine. He lives in New York City.

Jeffrey Colvin

Books by Jeffrey Colvin

by Jeffrey Colvin - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Structured as a triptych, AFRICAVILLE chronicles the lives of three generations of the Sebolt family --- Kath Ella, her son Omar/Etienne, and her grandson Warner --- whose lives unfold against the tumultuous events of the 20th century from the Great Depression of the 1930s, through the social protests of the 1960s to the economic upheavals in the 1980s. As it explores notions of identity, passing, cross-racial relationships, the importance of place, and the meaning of home, Jeffrey Colvin’s debut novel tells the larger story of the black experience in parts of Canada and the United States.