What Is "A Visit to Grandmother"?

"A Visit to Grandmother" is a story by William Melvin Kelley. The story is about a father taking his teenage son to visit the boy's grandmother.

"A Visit to Grandmother" appears in "Dancers on the Shore," a collection of short stories published in 1990. Themes of Kelley's story center on family relationships and emphasize the importance of unity to a family. Kelley's writing style is direct and unadorned. In an interview with "Mosaic" magazine, Kelley said that his grandmother taught him the art of storytelling when he was younger and was a significant influence on his writing career, so much so that he dedicated this story to her.