Vesuvius Eruption Eugenia Collier S Novel The Day The Gods Wept Provides A Suspenseful, Fascinating, And Intimate Portrayal Of Pompeii S Residents On The Fateful Day Vesuvius Erupted Victoria Julia, A 19 Year Old Whose Family Perished In An Earthquake, Awakens Unable To Remember The Events Of The Previous Night, And Why Her Hands Are Covered With Dried Blood Marcella, The Blind Beggar And Soothsayer Awakens Alone And Frantic She Tries In Vain To Warn The People Of Pompeii That Today Is Their Last Day Lucius, The Aging, Wealthy Baker, Awakens Wanting Sex With His Young Wife His Wife, The Beautiful Augusta, Awakens And Hurries Off To Meet Her Lover Fabius, A Handsome Aspiring Actor But Fabius Will Not Awaken On This Day, Unlike Tertius, A Slave Whose Tragic Past Has Filled Him With Both Rage And Compassion Tertius Thinks He Will Awaken To Yet Another Day Of Dehumanizing Labor He Is Wrong Geological And Emotional Pressures Increase Until They Are Uncontainable An Ear Splitting BOOM Violently Smashes The Mountaintop As An Umbrella Cloud Of Molten Rock, Ash And Pumice Shoots Into The Air Yet The Day The Gods Wept Is Not About Monumental Despair It Is Also A Novel Of Hope For It Affirms The Kinship Of All People Regardless Of Differences In Time And Place And In Spite Of Widespread Death, It Affirms The Persistence Of Life.
Eugenia W Collier born 1928 is an African American writer and critic best known for her 1969 short story Marigolds , which won the Gwendolyn Brooks Prize for Fiction award She was born in , USA.Collier s collection, Breeder and Other Stories, was released in 1993 2 She has also published a play, Ricky, based on her short story of the same name Other texts that Collier has written or contri
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