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Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

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Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson
Paperback $13.00

Oct 30, 1988 | 112 Pages

  • Paperback $13.00

    Oct 30, 1988 | 112 Pages

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“As rich in religious feeling as in historical detail, Joe Turner is at once a teeming canvas of black America and a spiritual allegory with a Melville whammy . . . Joe Turner is flecked with hypnotic storytelling soliloquies as grittily redolent of itinerant America as those in The Iceman Cometh.“—Frank Rich, The New York Times

“Has the haunting power of a ghost story . . . bold theatricality . . . electrifying.”—The Washington Post

“August Wilson’s best play!”—William A. Henry III, Time magazine

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is one of the best American plays of the decade . . . he takes us through joy and disaster, hatred and love; he pulls few punches and in the end he has contributed not only to the stature of American playwrighting but to our understanding of our society. A rich, rewarding play, that rare work what entertains while it teaches.”—The Providence Journal

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