Damballah (Homewood Trilogy)
by John Edgar Wideman
Publication Date: Jul 06, 1998
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Imprint: Mariner Books
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. With stunning lyricism, Wideman sings of "dead children in garbage cans, of gospel and basketball, of lost gods and dead fathers" (John Leonard). It is a celebration of people who, in the face of crisis, uphold one another—with grace, courage, and dignity.
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