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Eric Charles May

Born: in Chicago
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: May is a native Chicagoan. He grew up in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

Biography: Eric Charles May is a former reporter for The Washington Post. Currently, he's an associate professor in the fiction writing program at Columbia College Chicago.

  • '''''Bedrock Faith'''''
  • -- Roxane Gay Top 10 Book, 2014
  • -- Booklist Top 10 First Novels, 2014
  • -- Chicago Reader Favorite Book, 2014
  • -- A Women's Book Group Discussion Selection, Women & Children First Bookstore
  • -- Oprah Magazine Ten Books to Pick Up Now, April 2014

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Eric Charles May on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Bedrock faith /
ISBN: 1617751960 OCLC: 833301432

Akashic Books, New York : ©2014.

Gerald "Stew Pot" Reeves returns to his mother's home in Chicago's Parkland neighborhood after fourteen years in prison. His return provokes fear and suspicion among the residents especially when he claims he has had a religious awakening. With his pit bull, John the Baptist, his mentor, Brother Crown, and a few others who believe in him, he sets off to change his neighborhood for the better.