Damballah

by John Wideman

This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. With stunning lyricism, Wideman sings of "dead children in garbage cans, of gospel and basketball, of lost gods and dead fathers" (John Leonard). It is a celebration of people who, in the face of crisis, uphold one another--with grace, courage, and dignity.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780395897973
  • ISBN-10: 0395897971
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: 07/06/1998
  • Carton Quantity: 60
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  • About the Book
    This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. With stunning lyricism, Wideman sings of "dead children in garbage cans, of gospel and basketball, of lost gods and dead fathers" (John Leonard). It is a celebration of people who, in the face of crisis, uphold one another--with grace, courage, and dignity.

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    "A novelist of high seriousness and dept . . . enormous care and intelligence." The New York Times

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