A Piece of Mine

A Piece of Mine

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by J. California Cooper
     
 

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Back in print after more than five years, this is the extraordinary first short story collection by the author of Family.  See more details below

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Back in print after more than five years, this is the extraordinary first short story collection by the author of Family.

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"In its strong folk flavor, Cooper's work reminds us of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston...It is a delight to read."
—Alice Walker

"The label 'short' story is a woefully inadequate description of these intensely, explicitly moral tales.  'Parable' is more appropriate.  Cooper's stories are rich in wisdom and insight."
—Belles Lettres

"J. California Cooper is indeed an extraordinary writer...She has the rare quality of a natural storyteller, and her work must carry the highest recommendation.  Definitely a book that's worth reading."
—African Concord (Zimbabwe)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385420877
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
380,122
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.31(d)

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Alice Walker
Her style is deceptively simple and direct, and the veil of tears in which her characters reside is never so deep that a rich chuckle at a foolish person's foolishness cannot be heard.
Ntozake Shange
Her stories, parables, and monologues take flight with truths about being alive, rhythm of folks at ease by the creek and the pool table, songs of love and remorse, syncopated, galloping, and beguilingly genuine.

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