Losing Absalom

ISBN-10: 1566891701
ISBN-13: 9781566891707
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Sonny Goodman may have hopped the "modern underground railroad called education" and arrived in far-flung Minneapolis, but with the impending death of his father, North Philadelphia is calling him home. Quickly caught in the web that inner-city life has woven around his family's dreams, Sonny must find the strength to confront the toll urban corrosion has wrought upon the ones he loves. Named Best First Novel by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, winner of the Minnesota Book Award and compared to the work of James Baldwin and August Wilson, Alexs D. Pate's highly absorbing debut novel "rings with a truth as immediate as body counts in the headlines, as enduring as a classic tragedy."-"San Francisco Chronicle

Alexs D. Pate's debut novel Losing Absalom received a Minnesota Book Award and was named Best First Novel by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Additional novels include the New York Times best-seller Amistad, Finding Makeba, The Multicultiboho Sideshow, and West of Rehoboth. Pate, born in Philadelphia, now teaches at the University of Minnesota.

E. Ethelbert Miller was born in New York City in 1950. Author of 8 collections of poetry, he is the Founder and Director of the Ascension Poetry Reading Series and the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University.

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