9780395877296

Sent for You Yesterday

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  • ISBN13:

    9780395877296

  • ISBN10:

    0395877296

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-04-15
  • Publisher: Mariner Companies, Inc.

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Summary

Reimagining the black neighborhood of his youth Homewood, Pittsburgh -Wideman creates a dazzling and evocative milieu. From the wild and uninhibited 1920s to the narcotized 1970s, "he establishes aamythological and symbolic link between character and landscape, language and plot, that in the hands of a less visionary writer might be little more than stale sociology" (New York Times Book Review).

Author Biography

John Edgar Wideman won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1984 for Sent for You Yesterday and in 1990 for Philadelphia Fire. His second memoir, Fatheralong, was a finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent books are Hoop Roots and The Island: Martinique. He teaches at Brown University.

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