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Juneteenth: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date June 1, 2000
Pages 368
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375707544
ISBN-10 0375707549
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Shot on the Senate floor by a young black man, a dying racist senator summons an elderly black Baptist minister from Oklahoma to his side for a remarkable dialogue that reveals the deeply buried secrets of their shared past and the tragedy that reunites them. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
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"[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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9780375707544 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.95
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