Dr. King's Refrigerator And Other Bedtime Stories

ISBN-10: 0743264533
ISBN-13: 9780743264532
Edition: 2005
Authors: Charles Johnson
List price: $20.00
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Description: Charles Johnson's innovative and richly imagined collection is full of stories -- sly, witty, and insightful -- that bring the world into focus. Each is a vivid cultural and philosophical portrait that deftly explores issues of identity and race.  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Charles Johnson's innovative and richly imagined collection is full of stories -- sly, witty, and insightful -- that bring the world into focus. Each is a vivid cultural and philosophical portrait that deftly explores issues of identity and race. "Kwoon" follows the spiritual journey of a martial arts teacher on Chicago's South Side. "Sweet Dreams" is a Kafkaesque tale set in a world where dreams are taxed and a man and his dreamlife are being audited. "The Gift of the Osuo" is a fable about the dangers of getting what you wish for. In "Cultural Relativity," a young woman falls in love with the son of the president of an African nation but is forbidden to ever kiss him. The title story is an illuminating and deeply human tale about pre-Montgomery Martin Luther King Jr. and a revelation he had when he looked into his refrigerator late one night. Provocative, engaging, and compassionate, Dr. King's Refrigerator is a superb and important collection from a major American voice.

Charles Johnson's many books includeMiddle Passage, which won the 1990 National Book Award. He lives in Seattle.

Sweet Dreams
Cultural Relativity
Dr. King's Refrigerator
The Gift of the Osuo
Executive Decision
Better Than Counting Sheep
The Queen and the Philosopher
Kwoon
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