Long Distance Life

Long Distance Life

by Marita Golden
     
 

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"A novel of impressive artistry and power." The Washington Post
Caught in the web of history, generations of an African-American family play out their parts on a world stage that constantly changes, protected always by the love of one another, which never will.

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"A novel of impressive artistry and power." The Washington Post
Caught in the web of history, generations of an African-American family play out their parts on a world stage that constantly changes, protected always by the love of one another, which never will.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In intense, luminous prose, Golden ( A Woman's Place ) deftly blends the experiences of one black family into the tapestry of 20th-century black history in America. Having grown up up in poverty as the daughter of a North Carolina sharecropper, Naomi Reeves moves to Washington, D.C., in 1926; there she begins a more promising life and eventually acquires a boarding house. Spunky, intuitive and proud, Naomi weds a teacher who cares deeply about black advancement and, following his death, rears their daughter, Esther. After dropping out of college, Esther becomes involved with a married man and bears his child. She later works for civil rights in the strife-torn South. Esther's older son, Logan, reflects her hard-won pride and courage; Nathaniel, her other boy, turns to drug dealing. Naomi's words are charged with the determination, vigor and stoicism that fueled the struggle for black equality. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385521994
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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