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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date October 1, 1996
Pages 212
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395785904
ISBN-10 0395785901
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
The two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award presents a novel set in plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, where a young itinerant black preacher struggles to save a mysterious, endangered African woman from a racially explosive society. 30,000 first printing. Tour.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A major literary event by " one of America's premier writers of fiction" (New York Times) and two-time winner of the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award, The Cattle Killing, John Edgar Wideman's first novel in six years, is certain to galvanize national attention. It is a fiercely lyrical, passionate, and revealing novel that attempts to reconfigure the paradigm of race. Spanning two centuries and three continents, the novel is a powerful, mythic book certain to provoke and inspire. In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant black preacher searches for a mysterious, endangered African woman. His struggle to find her and save them both plummets him into the nightmare of a society violently splitting itself into white and black, white over black. Spiraling outward from the core image of a cattle killing - the Xhosa people's ritual destruction of their herd in a vain attempt to resist European domination - the novel expands its narrator's search for meaning and love in

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Hardcover
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from Houghton Mifflin (October 1, 1996)
9780395785904 | details & prices | 212 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $22.95
About: In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant Black preacher struggles to save a mysterious, endangered African woman from a racially explosive society
Paperback
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from Mariner Books (September 1, 1997)
9780395877500 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant Black preacher struggles to save a mysterious, endangered African woman from a racially explosive society

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