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The cattle killing

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Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin,
Pub. Date:
1996.
Language:
English
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A major literary event by " one of America's premier writers of fiction" (New York Times) and two-time winner of the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award, The Cattle Killing, John Edgar Wideman's first novel in six years, is certain to galvanize national attention. It is a fiercely lyrical, passionate, and revealing novel that attempts to reconfigure the paradigm of race. Spanning two centuries and three continents, the novel is a powerful, mythic book certain to provoke and inspire. In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant black preacher searches for a mysterious, endangered African woman. His struggle to find her and save them both plummets him into the nightmare of a society violently splitting itself into white and black, white over black. Spiraling outward from the core image of a cattle killing - the Xhosa people's ritual destruction of their herd in a vain attempt to resist European domination - the novel expands its narrator's search for meaning and love in
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9780395785904
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Grouping Title cattle killing
Grouping Author wideman john edgar
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-17 04:34:20AM

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subject_facet African American clergy -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Fiction, African American families -- Fiction, African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction, Africans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Race relations -- Fiction
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