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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date November 1, 1991
Pages 199
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679736509
ISBN-10 0679736506
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Philadelphia Fire is the most ambitious, most highly praised, and best-selling work of fiction by "one of America's premier writers of fiction" (The York Times). Based on the 1985 bombing police of a West Philadelphia row house owned the Afrocentric cult Move, it tells of Cudjoe, a writer who returns to his old neighborhood after a decade of self-imposed exile, obsessed with finding the lone boy who was seen running from the flames.

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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
 
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.
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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
About: Philadelphia Fire is the most ambitious, most highly praised, and best-selling work of fiction by "one of America's premier writers of fiction" (The York Times).

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