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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (1920s Century Cycle)
by August Wilson

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    List Price: $13.00
    Format: Paperback, 112 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780452261136
    Imprint: Plume
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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    Book Description:
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano Lesson
    Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play

    The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage, of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation.


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