philedelphia fire

philedelphia fire

Author(s): John Edgar Wideman


Description: When African-American writer Cudjoe returns to his hometown of Philadelphia to write a book about the 1985 police firebombing of a black cult, his homecoming spurs within him a myriad of memories and impressions. While recalling the abandonment of his white wife and two children, his failed novel and a dead mentor, he provides rich observation about the about the crumbling state of a once-beloved city. As his research unfolds, he examines issues of sex, race and the life of the city, ultimately uncovering information that sets the entire city into motion. Philadelphia Fire won the PEN/Faulkner Award for 1991.

ISBN: 0-679-73650-6

Genre: African Americans

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

Original Price: $12.00

Rating: 8 of 10

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