Gorilla, My Love

Gorilla, My Love

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by Toni Cade Bambara
     
 

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In these fifteen superb stories, written in a style at once ineffable and immediately recognizable, Toni Cade Bambara gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children to cunning old men, in scenes shifting between uptown New York and rural North CaroLina. A young girl suffers her first betrayal. A widow flirts with an

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In these fifteen superb stories, written in a style at once ineffable and immediately recognizable, Toni Cade Bambara gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children to cunning old men, in scenes shifting between uptown New York and rural North CaroLina. A young girl suffers her first betrayal. A widow flirts with an elderly blind man against the wishes of her grown-up children. A neighborhood loan shark teaches o white social worker a lesson in responsibility. And there is more. Sharing the world of Toni Cade Bambara's "straight-up fiction" is a stunning experience.

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"Ms. Bambara grabs you by the throat...she dazzles, she charms." —Chicago Daily News

"Among the best portraits of black life to have appeared in some time." — Saturday Review

"Bambara presents situations that build like improvisations on a melody....As drawn with spirit and subtlety. [Her characters] are-even in their defeats-a pleasure to watch."

Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679738985
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
First Vintage Contemporaries Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
477,476
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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