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American Dreams
by Sapphire

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List Price: $15.00 (store prices may vary)
Format: Paperback
Classification: Fiction
Page Count: 192
ISBN13: 9780679767992
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC

Book 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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