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Overview

"Jake is on the run. After serving overseas with the U.S. Army, he goes AWOL and makes his own way back home to Harlem. Back to the life he had before. Back to the basement joints, pool rooms and rent parties. Back to brown breasts throbbing with love and brown lips full and pouted for sweet kissing." No hero's welcome awaits him. Only the same hard-drinking, hard-living scrabble for love and a home that he left behind. In this world of gamblers, loan sharks, lonely women and rivals in love, Jake seems to have it all. But the women of Harlem aren't the only ones keen to make this fine-looking soldier their man. Uncle Sam wants him too!
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John Chamberlain
Mr. McKay's book assails the optical, the olfactory, the kinaesthetic antennae whereby the human being takes in the world about him. In less stilted phrases, you can see, smell and feel what he writes. . . . Much of the charm of Home to Harlem is in the easy, unforced conversation of the many characters. -- Books of the Century; New York Times review, March 1928
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555530242
  • Publisher: Northeastern University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/1987
  • Series: Northeastern Library of Black Literature
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 606,357
  • Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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