Philadelphia Fire: A Novel

Philadelphia Fire: A Novel

by John Edgar Wideman

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Philadelphia Fire: A Novel by John Edgar Wideman


From “one of America’s premier writers of fiction” (New York Times) comes this novel inspired by the 1985 police bombing of a West Philadelphia row house owned by the back-to-nature, Afrocentric cult known as Move. The bombing killed eleven people and started a fire that destroyed sixty other houses. At the center of the story is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighborhood after spending a decade fleeing from his past, and his search for the lone survivor of the fire — a young boy who was seen running from the flames.
An impassioned, brutally honest journey through the despair and horror of life in urban America, "Philadelphia Fire isn't a book you read so much as one you breathe" (San Francsisco Chronicle).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618509645
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/26/2005
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 388,672
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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 the story collection God’s Gym. He is the recipient of two PEN/ Faulkner Awards and has been nominated for the National Book Award.

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