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American Dreams
by Sapphire

Publication Date: Jun 18, 1996
List Price: $15.00
Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780679767992
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

Paperback Description:

In the tradition of Alice Walker, this electrifying new African American voice delivers the verdict on the urban condition in a sensual, propulsive, and prophetic book of poetry and prose.

Whether she is writing about an enraged teenager gone "wilding" in Central Park, fifteen-year-old Latasha Harlins gunned down by a Korean grocer, or a brutalized child who grows up to escape her probable fate through the miracle of art, Sapphire’s vision in this collection of poetry and prose is unswervingly honest.

"Stunning … . One of the strongest debut collections of the ’90s."—Publishers Weekly

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