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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Plume
Publication date August 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780452276925
ISBN-10 0452276926
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
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Summary
Dramatizes the hopes and struggles of African Americans in 1940s Pittsburgh, as a group of neighbors gathers to talk, play cards, and listen to the blues
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano Lesson
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play

It is the spring of 1948. In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh's Hill district, familiar sounds fill the air. A rooster crows. Screen doors slam. The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has lost her son. And there's the sound of the blues, played and sung by young men and women with little more than a guitar in their hands and a dream in their hearts.

August Wilson's Seven Guitars is the sixth chapter in his continuing theatrical saga that explores the hope, heartbreak, and heritage of the African-American experience in the twentieth century. The story follows a small group of friends who gather following the untimely death of Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton, a local blues guitarist on the edge of stardom. Together, they reminisce about his short life and discover the unspoken passions and undying spirit that live within each of them.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780030644634 Book cover for 9780525941965
 
from Penguin USA (September 1, 1996)
9780525941965 | details & prices | 107 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Dramatizes the hopes and struggles of African Americans in 1940s Pittsburgh, as a group of neighbors gathers to talk, play cards, and listen to the blues
With August Wilson, Eden | from Insight Books (March 1, 1993); titled "Energetic Healing: The Merging of Ancient and Modern Medical Practices"
Paperback
Book cover for 9780452276925
 
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Reprint edition from Plume (August 1, 1997)
9780452276925 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Dramatizes the hopes and struggles of African Americans in 1940s Pittsburgh, as a group of neighbors gathers to talk, play cards, and listen to the blues

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