In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.
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About the Author
Hometown:Princeton, New Jersey, and Manhattan
Date of Birth:February 18, 1931
Place of Birth:Lorain, Ohio
Education:Howard University, B.A. in English, 1953; Cornell, M.A., 1955