The Free-Lance Pallbearers: A Novel
by Ishmael Reed
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1999
List Price: $11.95
Format: Paperback, 168 pages
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Parent Company: Dalkey Archive Press
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Ishmael Reed’s electrifying first novel zooms readers off to the crazy, ominous kingdom of HARRY SAM a miserable and dangerous place ruled for thirty years by Harry Sam, a former used car salesman who wields his power from his bathroom throne. In a land of a thousand contradictions peopled by cops and beatniks, black nationalists and white liberals, the crusading Bukka Doopeyduk leads a rebellion against the corrupt Sam in a wildly uproarious and scathing satire, earning the author the right to be dubbed the brightest contributor to American satire since Mark Twain (The Nation).
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