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The Cattle Killing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date September 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395877500
ISBN-10 0395877504
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
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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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 them both into the nightmare of a society violently splitting itself into white and 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 into the America, Europe and South Africa of yesterday and today.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395785904
 
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
Book cover for 9780395877500
 
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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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