Linden Hills

ISBN-10: 0140088296
ISBN-13: 9780140088298
Edition: N/A
Authors: Gloria Naylor
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Description: A powerful look at an affluent black community from Gloria Naylor (1950-2016), the National Book Award-winning author of The Women of Brewster Place A world away from Brewster Place, yet intimately connected to it, lies Linden Hills. With its  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/4/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

A powerful look at an affluent black community from Gloria Naylor (1950-2016), the National Book Award-winning author of The Women of Brewster Place A world away from Brewster Place, yet intimately connected to it, lies Linden Hills. With its showcase homes, elegant lawns, and other trappings of Wealth, Linden Hills is not unlike other affluent black communities. But residence in this community is indisputable evidence of "making it." Although no one knows what the precise qualifications are, everyone knows that only certain people get to live there - and that they want to be among them. In a resonant novel that takes as it's model Dante's Inferno, Gloria Naylor reveals the truth about the American dream - that the price of success may very well be on a journey down to the lowest circle of hell. "With Linden Hills, Naylor has constructed a place for herself among the leading contemporary writers of fiction." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

Gloria Naylor is an African American novelist and educator. She was born on January 25, 1950 in New York City. She attended Medgar Evans College, Brooklyn College of CUNY and Yale University. Naylor has taught at institutions such as George Washington University, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Princeton University, and Boston University. After reading the novelist Toni Morrison, Naylor was compelled to become a writer and composed The Women of Brewster Place, which received the American Book Award for Best First Novel and became a film in 1989.

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