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AQUABOOGIE: Straight, Susan

AQUABOOGIE

Straight, Susan

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ISBN 10: 091594359X / ISBN 13: 9780915943593
Published by Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, 1990
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First edition, first prnt. Paperback Original edition. No hardcover issue. Glossy perfect-bound pictoral wraps. Signed by Straight on the title page. Unread copy in Fine condition. Straight's first book. Milkweed National Fiction Prize winner. Bookseller Inventory # 900360

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Title: AQUABOOGIE

Publisher: Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Straight writes with tenderness and insight about the lives of people from the Westside, a black neighborhood in a large southern California city--but it isn't the California everyone knows or thinks they know.

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An astute, bracing debut short-fiction collection by a white woman residing in a largely black neighborhood in Riverside, Calif., this sings of the brief happy moments and ever-looming tragedies and defeats in the lives of discretely voiced blacks chorusing here in dialect. Aspiring artist Nacho scrubs the scuzzy hallways and bathrooms of the University of Massachusetts so he can take art courses for free; before he departs for home, he spreads puddles of tenacious paint to retaliate for insults of white co-workers. Back in Rio Seco, a disoriented Nacho is teased for his "sissy hands" by his gardener father and cousin, and he helps relocate to seniors housing an aunt, whose home is being torn down against her will to make room for office buildings. Nine-year-old Demone's brother Max smoked up all the crack he was supposed to sell; now he puffs on a Super Kool, a cigarette dipped in embalming fluid, and escapes the drug pushers by jumping to his death in the path of a train. Donnie's basketball talent trickles out and his marriage becomes violent; Esther, a homebody who's a whiz at braiding hair and baking quiche, is challenged by her husband's latest girlfriend, an executive secretary: "Esther's husband Joe loved him some cars. And this woman driving past loved her some Joe."
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