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All Aunt Hagar's Children: Jones, Edward P.

All Aunt Hagar's Children

Jones, Edward P.

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ISBN 10: 0060557567 / ISBN 13: 9780060557560
Published by New York, New York, U.S.A.: HarperTrade, 2005
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SIGNED BY AUTHOR EDWARD P. JONES on title page, at an author signing event. First edition; first printing; NOT the pre-signed limited edition. Fine/fine; brand new; never read. Flawless cream hardboards with forest green spine; copper printing; corners sharp. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked, flawless. Unclipped textured paper pictorial dj; original price on dj flap; flawless. Protected in clear archival Brodart wrapper. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee. The second collection of short stories by Jones. For his first, LOST IN THE CITY, he won the PEN-Hemingway award; for his second, the novel THE KNOWN WORLD, he won the Pulitzer Prize. "In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in 'The New Yorker,' the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Known World' shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than ever." (from the flap; Kirkus Reviews.). Bookseller Inventory # 092406-3

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Title: All Aunt Hagar's Children

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A.: HarperTrade

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in The New Yorker, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than ever

Returning to the city that inspired his first prizewinning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens. All Aunt Hagar's Children turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them further north, people who in Jones's masterful hands, emerge as fully human and morally complex, whether they are country folk used to getting up with the chickens or people with centuries of education behind them.

In the title story, in which Jones employs the first-person rhythms of a classic detective story, a Korean War veteran investigates the death of a family friend whose sorry destiny seems inextricable from his mother's own violent Southern childhood. In "In the Blink of God's Eye" and "Tapestry" newly married couples leave behind the familiarity of rural life to pursue lives of urban promise only to be challenged and disappointed.

With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw away and the future uncertain, Jones's cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come.

About the Author:

Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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