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Sent For You Yesterday

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Reimagining the black neighborhood of his youth Homewood, Pittsburgh -Wideman creates a dazzling and evocative milieu. From the wild and uninhibited 1920s to the narcotized 1970s, "he establishes aamythological and symbolic link between character and landscape, language and plot, that in the hands of a less visionary writer might be little more than stale sociology" (New York Times Book Review).

A stunning novel. "Mr. Wideman returns to the ghetto where he was ...

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Overview

Reimagining the black neighborhood of his youth Homewood, Pittsburgh -Wideman creates a dazzling and evocative milieu. From the wild and uninhibited 1920s to the narcotized 1970s, "he establishes aamythological and symbolic link between character and landscape, language and plot, that in the hands of a less visionary writer might be little more than stale sociology" (New York Times Book Review).

A stunning novel. "Mr. Wideman returns to the ghetto where he was raised and transforms it into a magical location."--New York Times Review of Books

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"establishes a mythological and symbolic link between character and landscape, language and plot, that in the hands of a less visionary writer might be little more than stale sociology." The New York Times
New York Times Book Review
"...he establishes a mythologicl and symbolic link between character and landscape, language and plot."
Book World Washington Post
"Like Faulkner's, Wideman's prose fiction is vivid and demanding...Sent for You Yesterday is a book to be savored."
Book Review New York Times
"Hypnotic and deeply lyrical... [Wideman] is a literary artist with whom any reader who admires ambitious fiction must sooner or later reckon."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395877296
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 822,847
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (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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