James Hannaham

James Hannaham is an American author known for his novels 'Delicious Foods' and 'God Says No,' which explore themes of race, identity, and social justice. His work has received critical acclaim, including the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for 'Delicious Foods.' Hannaham is also a contributor to various publications and has been involved in the fields of performance and visual arts.


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  1. 1. Delicious Foods

    This novel tells the story of a young boy named Eddie who is left to fend for himself after his mother, a widow and crack addict, disappears. Eddie's mother has been lured into a corrupt and brutal farming operation, where workers are treated like slaves and kept addicted to drugs. The narrative alternates between Eddie's desperate search for his mother and his mother's struggles within the exploitative system, both of them battling against the destructive influence of addiction and systemic racism.