Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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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Little, Brown & Co. published the First US Edition, First Printing in Boston, 1977. 

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The Franklin Library published a First Edition, Limited Edition in 1980. The edition is bound in Red Leather with decorative gilt, raised bands, and silk ribbon. 

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Elbow Room

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Elbow Room

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1977
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Elbow Room

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1977
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Elbow Room

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Elbow Room

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Elbow Room

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Elbow Room: Stories

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Elbow Room

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Elbow Room

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Elbow Room

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Elbow Room

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