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Hurry Home. by John Edgar Wideman - Paperback - First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated.  - 1986. - from Black Cat Hill Books (SKU: 43426)

Hurry Home.

Hurry Home. by John Edgar Wideman - Paperback - First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated.  - 1986. - from Black Cat Hill Books (SKU: 43426)
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Hurry Home.

by John Edgar Wideman

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ISBN 10
0030052424
ISBN 13
9780030052422
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New York, NY Henry Holt & Company: Owl Books, 1986. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: just a hint of wear to the extremities; mildest rubbing; some faint creasing from the bottom edge up about three inches; a barely discernible toning to the white background field of the wrapper covers and faint sun-blanching to the titles of the backstrip, which still remain clear and legible; the former owner's rubber-stamped signature in tiny letters at the top of the front endpaper. The Binding leans very slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 185pp. First published in hardback in 1970. Trade Paperback. In 1970, The New York Times wrote, "Hurry Home is a dazzling display...we have nothing but admiration for Mr. Wideman's talent." Wideman's second novel is the powerful and remarkably prescient story of a highly educated, multiracial man's struggle to find himself and understand his place in a country walled off by sharp racial and class divisions which seem to preempt the very possibility of his existence. Cecil Braithwaite works as a janitor while earning a law degree, yet discovers faithful adherence to the script promising the American Dream is not enough. He travels abroad, looking to Europe and Africa, but can't escape the abiding sense of rootlessness, of being trapped in a halfway house of questions the world's not yet ready or willing to answer. Wideman starkly portrays how difficult it is to shake free of the shackles one is born to, claim an identity that transgresses society's most fundamental boundaries, and find one's true Home.

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Black Cat Hill Books US (US)
Seller’s Inventory #
43426
Title
Hurry Home.
Author
John Edgar Wideman
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated.
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0030052424
ISBN 13
9780030052422
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company: Owl Books,
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date Published
1986.
Bookseller catalogs
English Literature; Fiction: Collectible Paperbacks; American Popular Fiction; Modern Fiction First Editions;

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