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The cattle killing

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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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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
title_display The cattle killing
title_full The cattle killing / John Edgar Wideman
title_short The cattle killing
topic_facet African American clergy, African American families, African Americans, Africans, History, Race relations