Look For Me and I'll Be Gone

ISBN: 9781838855161 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2021 Autor: John Edgar Wideman Editură: Canongate Books Ltd Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 336 Stoc: La comandă

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Forty years after John Edgar Wideman's first book of stories, comes this stunning collection that is vital reading for anyone interested in the state of America today. Its subjects range from Michael Jordan to Emmett Till, from distrust of authority to everyday grief, from childhood memories to the final day in a prison cell.

A boy stands alone in his grandmother's house, unable to enter the room in which his grandfather's coffin lies, afraid the dead man may speak, afraid he won't speak. Freddie Jackson's song 'You Are My Lady' plays on the car radio as a son is brought to a prison cell in Arizona. A narrator contemplates the Atlanta child murders from 1979.

Never satisfied to simply tell a story, Wideman continues to push form, with stories within stories, sentences that rise like a jazz solo with every connecting clause, voices that reflect who he is and where he's from, and an exploration of time that entangles past and present. Whether historical or contemporary, intimate or expansive, the stories here represent a pioneering American writer whose innovation and imagination know no bounds.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
John Edgar Wideman
Data Publicarii
2021
Editura
Canongate Books Ltd
Inaltime
22
Latime
14
Grosime
3.2
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
336
Greutate
448
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