FEVER: Twelve Stories

Wideman, John Edgar

ISBN 10: 0805011846 / ISBN 13: 9780805011845
Published by New York: Henry Holt, (1989.) dj, 1989
Hardcover
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. First collection of short stories by this African American writer. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To --- I don't know what to say except -life is full of wonderful things. Love" 161 pp plus notes. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 52303

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Title: FEVER: Twelve Stories

Publisher: New York: Henry Holt, (1989.) dj

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A collection of 12 short stories which are connected by common themes of memory and loss, and by the interplay of reality and fabrication. From the author of "A Glance Away", "Brothers and Keepers" and "Sent For You Yesterday", which won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1983.

From Publishers Weekly:

Of the 12 stories in Wideman's wide-ranging new collection, six have never been previously published, and most are standouts. Wideman excels in a variety of prose styles, adopting the points of view of both black and white characters, telling some stories entirely in dialogue, others in unrelieved exposition. He is expert in pinpointing the precise details that conjure up a character or a place; just as economically, he can turn in a twinkling into fantasy, with a wild surmise that jolts the reader's imagination. In the disquieting "The Statue of Liberty," a woman jogger's stream of consciousness segues into a sexually provocative dream sequence. "Valaida" is a graceful blending of voices, in which an elderly concentration-camp survivor tries to communicate with his longtime cleaning lady, telling her of the legendary black jazz musician who saved his life. The title story, a harrowing account of the epidemic of yellow fever in Philadelphia in 1893, is the most imaginative of all, hypnotically drawing the reader into the mind of a black assistant to the noted Dr. Rush. In all the stories, Wideman's richly evocative, disciplined prose compels attention.
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