With resonant artistry and unflagging directness, Wideman examines the tragedy of race and the gulf it cleaves between black fathers and black sons. He does so chiefly through the lens of his own relations with his remote father, producing a memoir that belongs alongside the classics of Richard Wright and Malcolm X.
John Edgar Wideman is the award-winning author of more than 20 books, which have received two PEN/ Faulkner Awards and a National Book Award nomination. In addition to his authorial career, he is a professor at Brown University. His latest… More about John Edgar Wideman
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Published by Vintage Aug 29, 1995| 224 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780679737513
"An important, moving, large-spirited book….Wideman understands that the personal is the political, that somehow every single black life today is tied inextricably to the prison of race."–Washington Post Book World