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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

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 twentieth century from the Great Depression of the 1930s, through the social protests of the 1960s to the economic upheavals in the 1980s. A century earlier, Kath Ella’s ancestors established a new home in Nova Scotia. Like her ancestors, Kath Ella’s life is shaped by hardship --- she struggles to conceive and to provide for her family during the long, bitter Canadian winters. She must also contend with the locals’ lingering suspicions about the dark-skinned “outsiders” who live in their midst.