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The Wig
By Ishmael Reed (introduced by) and Charles Wright
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mercury House
Publication date February 1, 2003
Pages 192
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781562791278
ISBN-10 1562791273
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.56 lbs.
Original list price $14.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Fiction. African American Studies. Originally published in 1966, THE WIG is the story of Lester Jefferson, a young man of great good will, whose repeated attempts to become a part of "The Great Society" are doomed in advance. Aided, thwarted, and confused by numerous, curious companions, Lester conducts his inevitable search for happiness in a series of absurdist misadventures that begin with the transformation of the hair on his head into burnished silken curls. "Charles Wright's Negro world explodes with the crazy laughter of a man past caring.His style, as mean and vicious a weapon as a rusty hacksaw, is the perfect vehicle for his zany pessimism.THE WIG is a brutal, exciting, and necessary book"-Conrad Knickerbocker for The New York Times.

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