The time of our singing a novel richard powers on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a magnificent multifaceted novel about a supremely gifted and divided family set against the backdrop of postwar america on easter day. The time of our singing sings about the fortunes of a mixed american family from 1939 to the present day a german jewish physicist marries a black singer and the uncommon couple gets three children by making music and singing together the family creates a world of its own in which race is an insignificant factor. The time of our singing 2003 is a novel by american writer richard powersit tells the story of two brothers involved in music dealing heavily with issues of prejudice their parents met at marian andersons concert on the steps of the lincoln memorial after she had been barred from any other legitimate concert venue the story goes back and forth between the generations describing the . The time of our singing provided fascinating insights into the highlights of recent american history the book itself is a song a lament at times overall a sweeping entrancing ode powers creates beauty in the content but also in the writing in the juxtaposition of words. The time of our singing is his eighth novel since the boy genius published three farmers on their way to a dance in 1985 and just into his mid 40s he is a long way from dropping the feather
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