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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date August 10, 2006
Pages 175
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618711994
ISBN-10 0618711996
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The first story collection in more than a decade from the celebrated African-American author of Brothers and Keepers presents an array of jazzy tales that have appeared in a variety of magazines and includes 'Weight,' 'The Silence of Thelonious Monk,' and 'Who Invented the Jump Shot,' among others. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In God's Gym, the celebrated author John Edgar Wideman offers stories that pulse with emotional electricity. The ten pieces here explore strength, both physical and spiritual. The collection opens with a man paying tribute to the quiet fortitude of his mother, a woman who "should wear a T-shirt: God's Gym." In the stories that follow, Wideman delivers powerful riffs on family and fate, basketball and belief. His mesmerizing prose features guest appearances by cultural luminaries as diverse as the Harlem Globetrotters, Frantz Fanon, Thelonious Monk, and Marilyn Monroe. As always, Wideman astounds with writing that moves from the intimate to the political, from shock to transcendence.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780618515257
 
from Houghton Mifflin (January 1, 2005)
9780618515257 | details & prices | 175 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $23.00
About: The first story collection in more than a decade from the celebrated African-American author presents an array of jazzy tales dealing with topics such as relationships, turning points, strength, and faith.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (August 10, 2006)
9780618711994 | details & prices | 175 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.95
About: The first story collection in more than a decade from the celebrated African-American author of Brothers and Keepers presents an array of jazzy tales that have appeared in a variety of magazines and includes 'Weight,' 'The Silence of Thelonious Monk,' and 'Who Invented the Jump Shot,' among others.

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