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by Wideman, John Edgar

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New York: Vintage Books. Near Fine. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. INSCRIBED by author in black ink on full title page, reads: "To Rolland L Comstock (signature of John Wideman) ". Uncorrected proof. A collection of thirteen stories by John Edgar Wideman. "Stories are letters. Letters sent to anybody or everybody. But the best kind are meant to be read by a specific somebody. When you read that kind you know you are eavesdropping. You know a real person somewhere will read the same words you are reading..." (pg. 10 ). Ships same or next business day. Book has minimal shelf and edge wear. Head end of spine is lightly bumped and scuffed, bottom outer corner is lightly bumped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages; Signed by Author .


This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. With stunning lyricism, Wideman sings of "dead children in garbage cans, of gospel and basketball, of lost gods and dead fathers" (John Leonard). It is a celebration of people who, in the face of crisis, uphold one another--with grace, courage, and dignity.


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Wideman, John Edgar
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