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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date January 26, 2005
Pages 199
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618509645
ISBN-10 061850964X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
At once personal and political, this novel about being black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
From “one of America’s premier writers of fiction” (New York Times) comes this novel inspired by the 1985 police bombing of a West Philadelphia row house owned by the back-to-nature, Afrocentric cult known as Move. The bombing killed eleven people and started a fire that destroyed sixty other houses. At the center of the story is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighborhood after spending a decade fleeing from his past, and his search for the lone survivor of the fire — a young boy who was seen running from the flames.
An impassioned, brutally honest journey through the despair and horror of life in urban America, "Philadelphia Fire isn't a book you read so much as one you breathe" (San Francsisco Chronicle).


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780805012668
 
from Henry Holt & Co (August 1, 1990)
9780805012668 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: At once personal and political, this novel about being Black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes
Paperback
Book cover for 9780618509645 Book cover for 9780679736509
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (January 26, 2005)
9780618509645 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.95
About: At once personal and political, this novel about being black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes.
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (November 1, 1991)
9780679736509 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.00

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