Hiding Place

Hiding Place

by John Edgar Wideman
     
 

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A man lay dead in a parking lot. Tommy didn't kill him, but the police will shoot first and ask questions later. Mother Bess is kin, but she is a crazy, mean old lady hiding out high about the Homewood streets--streets that have taken away everything she ever loved. Together, Tommy and Mother Bess are hiding, in anger and fear. Will they find the courage to come

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A man lay dead in a parking lot. Tommy didn't kill him, but the police will shoot first and ask questions later. Mother Bess is kin, but she is a crazy, mean old lady hiding out high about the Homewood streets--streets that have taken away everything she ever loved. Together, Tommy and Mother Bess are hiding, in anger and fear. Will they find the courage to come out of hiding?

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"Wideman has come into his full powers." The New York Times

"Wideman has a fluent command of the American language, written and spoken." The Washington Post

"Wideman moves into the very heart of the black experience in urban America." The Philadelphia Inquirer

Library Journal
This short story collection and novel, respectively, both published in 1981, are the second and third volumes in the author's Homewood trilogy. Damballah contains a dozen stories spanning many years in a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. Hiding Place shares the same setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395897980
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
07/06/1998
Edition description:
1ST MARINE
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,202,705
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning Brothers and Keepers, Philadelphia Fire, and most recently the story collection God’s Gym. He is the recipient of two PEN/ Faulkner Awards and has been nominated for the National Book Award. He teaches at Brown University.

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