Work of the Fellows: Fiction and Poetry

Through the Ivory Gate: A Novel

Dove, Rita (Fellow, 1988-89)

New York: Pantheon Books, 1992

From the publisher's description:

A debut novel by the 1987 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. When a woman returns to her Midwestern hometown as an artist-in-residence to teach puppetry to schoolchildren, her homecoming also means dealing with memories of racism, rejected love--and truths about her family.

Subjects: Fiction and Poetry; Novels; Racism; Families; African Americans; African American Literature; Women Authors; American Literature