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Juneteenth
by Ralph Ellison and John F. Callahan


Overview - NATIONAL BESTSELLER" A n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--NewsdayFrom Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel.  Read more...

 
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Overview
NATIONAL BESTSELLER" A n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--NewsdayFrom Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century. "Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375707544
  • ISBN-10: 0375707549
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: June 2000
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.13 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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