About fine in a Nf. dj. (Traces of light shelfwear at edges of dj.) Stories. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In these fifteen superb stories, written in a style at once ineffable and immediately recognizable, Toni Cade Bambara gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children to cunning old men, in scenes shifting between uptown New York and rural North CaroLina. A young girl suffers her first betrayal. A widow flirts with an elderly blind man against the wishes of her grown-up children. A neighborhood loan shark teaches o white social worker a lesson in responsibility. And there is more. Sharing the world of Toni Cade Bambara's "straight-up fiction" is a stunning experience.
From the Back Cover:
"Ms. Bambara grabs you by the throat...she dazzles, she charms." --Chicago Daily News
"Among the best portraits of black life to have appeared in some time." -- Saturday Review
"Bambara presents situations that build like improvisations on a melody....As drawn with spirit and subtlety. [Her characters] are-even in their defeats-a pleasure to watch."
Title: GORILLA, MY LOVE.
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE.
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0394482018 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z0394482018Z3
Book Description Random House, 1972. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0394482018-2-4
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Seller Inventory # 2963210438
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Seller Inventory # 2963208042
Book Description Random House, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0394482018
Book Description Random House, 1972. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0394482018_4
Book Description Random House, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+ Dust Jacket. First Edition. Random House, 1972. Stated First Edition, full number line (beginning with '2', per Random House practice). Fifteen short stories. Brown boards with stamped metallic orange text on front, stamped gilt text on spine. x, 177pp + 'About the Author page. Dust jacket retains original price of $5.95 on front flap. Bind is tight, sturdy and square; scotch tape ghosts on board edges, shelfwear is very minor, stamped text remains clear if a bit dull; plate ghost on rear end page. Dust jacket shows light rubbing, one chip and a few closed tears at edges, but is otherwise in very good condition. From a private collection. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seller Inventory # 248646
Book Description Random House, 1972. hardcover. 1st edition. New York. 1972. October 1972. Random House. 1st American Edition. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. ISBN:0394482018. 177 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Karin Gurski Batten. FROM THE PUBLISHER - No writer anywhere understands controls, and expresses better than Toni Cade Bambara the Black Style - a style at once ineffable and immediately recognizable. Survivalist, graceful, hip, human, ironic, generous, tortured - such terms only approximate its essence. In these fifteen superb stories, her touch is so sure, her ear so keen, we are turned up, on, and inside out as we move from uptown New York to small-town North Carolina, from sassy black girls to cunning old men, from basements to F.A.O. Schwartz. Sharing the world of what she calls her straight-up fiction is a stunning experience. She has captured it all, how we really talk, how we really are; and done it with both love and respect. I laughed until I cried, then laughed again. I loved it! She must love us very much. - Lucille Clifton. You d hardly call them stories. These are shavins off our Black experience - like chocolate. Bittersweet, that is. - Mari Evans. inventory #18779 Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Seller Inventory # z18779
Book Description Random House, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Good Hardcover; in Good Dust Jacket with a nice full panel photo of Tony Cade Bambara on rear panel; bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decor on front cover and spine; ix (9) + 177 pages + some additional pages including one about the author; Inscribed and Signed by the author on blank front free end page; a small closed tear/a few tiny tears on dust jacket; boards slant; a tiny place of exterior edge wear; a mild corner bump; a securely bound book; scarce, hard-to-find signed copy of Gorilla, My Love by the now deceased African American author. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 22977
Book Description Random House, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020394482018