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Damballah has ratings and 14 reviews. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runa. Damballah (Homewood Trilogy) [John Edgar Wideman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This collection of interrelated stories spans the. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. With stunning lyricism, Wideman.

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From Library Journal This short story collection and novel, respectively, both published inare the second and third volumes in the author’s Homewood trilogy. John F This is another installment of the Homewood Series and worth reading. Please damgallah Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. English View all editions and formats. This is another installment of the Homewood Series and worth reading.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Only it seems that every time I recommend him to someone they claim to have never heard of him, and approaching the yeara wide,an of his books are out of print, and I almost never see them on bookstore shelves anymore.

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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item It is a celebration of people who, Learn more about Amazon Prime. I loved his lyrical prose, deeply human characters, and strong sense of place. The E-mail message field is required. Fiction Additional Physical Format: Because damballsh you get a good feel for Wideman’s fiction–his concerns and preoccupations, his style and tone, his free approach to form–in short, gripping stories, each one a dispatch from a neighborhood in Pittsburgh that can only be described, in the time about which Wideman writes, as a ghetto.

We are first introduced to Orion, a slave, who is decapitated for exposing himself to the mistress of the house. Preview this item Preview this item.

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Reading these stories, I get a sense of an author who is simply writing what he has in his heart to write, even if it’s not the kind of stuff that will make the bestseller lists, and even if it’s not always easy to read.

He is also the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant. With stunning lyricism, Wideman sings of “dead children in garbage cans, of gospel and basketball, of lost gods and dead fathers” John Leonard. Damballah contains a dozen stories spanning many years in a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave.

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The most powerful fiction if it is really fictionI’ve read in years. Jul 13, Grady McCallie rated it really liked it. There is a “begat chart” at the beginning of the book, telling you how the characters in the pages that follow are all related. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

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Aug 16, david rated it liked it. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave.

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