Elbow Room

Elbow Room

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by James Alan McPherson
     
 

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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

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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 memorable characters in an unsurpassed collection of honest, masterful fiction.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449213575
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1986
Series:
Black History Titles Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
513,421
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.58(d)

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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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