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Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson - First Edition - 1977 - from Ashlar Books (SKU: 248)

Elbow Room

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Elbow Room

by James Alan McPherson

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Very good plus in unclipped dust jacket which is a little rubbed. Slightest hint of foxing on top edge. An unusually nice copy of this Pulitzer Prize collection of stories. Blurb by Ralph Ellison on rear of dust jacket.


A beautiful collection of short stories that explores modern racial inequity, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these twelve stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define. Whether a story dashes the bravado of young street toughs or pierces through the self-deception of a failed preacher, challenges the audacity of a killer, or explodes the jealousy of two lovers, James Alan McPherson has created an array of haunting images and memorable characters in an unsurpassed collection of honest, masterful fiction.  

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Ashlar Books US (US)
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Elbow Room
James Alan McPherson
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second hand
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First Edition
Little Brown & Co.
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Afro-American; Modern First Editions;

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