(From the publisher):
An extraordinary novel told partly in verse, The People from Heaven takes place in 1943, the year it was originally published, in Warrensburg, New York, where Eli Bishop, a white shopkeeper, initiates a reign of terror on the populace following his rape of America Smith, a black woman.
Original title: The People from Heaven
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ World Affairs
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Novels In Verse