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McPherson, James Alan

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A beautiful collection of short stories that explores blacks and whites today, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these twelve stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define.

Whether a story dashes the bravado of young street toughs or pierces through the self-deception of a failed preacher, challenges the audacity of a killer or explodes the jealousy of two lovers, James Alan McPherson has created an array of haunting images and memorable characters in an unsurpassed collection of honest, masterful fiction.

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McPherson's second collection of short stories won the Pulitzer Prize, an honor it richly deserved for his fine writing and unique perspective. The range here is astounding: "The Story of a Dead Man," is reminiscent of "bad-man" folk songs like "Railroad Bill" or "Stagolee"; "The Faithful" shows the clash of generations in the story of a stubborn barber; while the title story depicts McPherson's uncompromising, yet optimistic, vision for an integrated America.

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McPherson's collection richly deserved the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This wonderful collection of 12 short stories explores Blacks and whites and is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define.

What makes Mr. McPherson's fiction so rich is his ability to tell a compelling story, craft subtly drawn characters, and make telling observations about American society. This is a book which has stood the test of time and deserves the attention of a new generation of readers.

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