Elbow Room

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A beautiful collection of short stories that explores blacks and whites today, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these twelve stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define.

Whether a story dashes the bravado of young street toughs or pierces through the self-deception of a failed preacher, challenges the audacity of a killer or explodes the jealousy of two lovers, James Alan McPherson has created an array of haunting images and ...

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Overview

A beautiful collection of short stories that explores blacks and whites today, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these twelve stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define.

Whether a story dashes the bravado of young street toughs or pierces through the self-deception of a failed preacher, challenges the audacity of a killer or explodes the jealousy of two lovers, James Alan McPherson has created an array of haunting images and memorable characters in an unsurpassed collection of honest, masterful fiction.

A beautiful collection that explores blacks and whites today, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these 12 stories explor e a world many find difficult to define. "Artful and highly serious."--Newsweek. Reissue.

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"Twelve deeply felt stories about an extraordinarily various group of black Americans. Mr. McPherson is one of those rare writers who can tell a story describe shadings of character, and make sociological observations with equal subtlety."

The New Yorker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449213575
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1986
  • Series: Black History Titles Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 573,570
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    Enjoyable, easy read

    I like short stories, and this book was a joy to get. Some stories were bizarre, and others were very good. Overall, a recommend.
    The stories are quick and not at all onerous.

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