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Juneteenth: A Novel Audio Cassette – Import, 1 June 1999

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"Ralph Ellison's generosity, humor, and nimble language are, of course, on display in Juneteenth, but it is his  vigorous intellect that rules the novel. A majestic narrative concept."    --Toni Morrison

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TSELLER<br><br>"[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--<i>Newsday</i><br><br>From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, <b>Invisible Man</b>--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century. <br><br>"Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chos

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  • Publisher : Random House Audio; Abridged edition (1 June 1999)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10 : 0375407189
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0375407185
  • Item Weight : 590 g
  • Dimensions : 10.8 x 3.81 x 17.15 cm
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