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Juneteenth - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375707544

Cover of Juneteenth 99 (ISBN 978-0375707544)
ISBN13: 978-0375707544
ISBN10: 0375707549
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

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Juneteenth - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375707544

Ralph Ellison

ISBN13: 978-0375707544
ISBN10: 0375707549
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Random House, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

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.''--Newsday From 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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