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Virgin of Flames A Novel

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ISBN-10: 014303877X

ISBN-13: 9780143038771

Edition: 2007

Authors: Chris Abani

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From the author of the award-winning GraceLandcomes a searing, dazzlingly written novel of a tarnished City of Angels Praised as singular (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and extraordinary (The New York Times Book Review), GraceLandstunned critics and instantly established Chris Abani as an exciting new voice in fiction. In his second novel, set against the uncompromising landscape of East L.A., Abani follows a struggling artist named Black, whose life and friendships reveal a world far removed from the mainstream. Through Blacks journey of self- discovery, Abani raises essential questions about poverty, religion, and ethnicity in America today. The Virgin of Flames, a marvelous and gritty novel…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.70" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Chris Abani is a poet and novelist and the author most recently of GraceLand, which won the 2005 PEN Hemingway Prize, a Silver Medal in the California Book Awards, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His other prizes include a PEN Freedom-to-Write Award, a Prince Claus Award and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He teaches creative writing at USC.