Gorilla, My Love

Bambara, Toni Cade

Published by Random House, 1972
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New York. 1972. Random House. 1st American Edition. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 45. 177 pages. October 1972. hardcover. Jacket design by Karin Gurski Batten. 0394482018. keywords:. inventory # 18793. 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. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 18793

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Synopsis: In these fifteen superb stories, this essential author of African American fiction 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 a 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 Inside Flap: 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.

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Title: Gorilla, My Love
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1972
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description Random House, 1972. hardcover. 1st Edition. New York. 1972. Random House. 1st American Edition. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 177 pages. October 1972. hardcover. TONI CADE BAMBARA was a New Yorker who grew up in Harlem, Bedford-Stuy, Jersey City and attended several public, private, and boarding schools in New York State, Jersey, and the South. She once described herself as ‘the mother of Karma (who will be two in the spring), the sister of Walter Cade the painter, and a writer since childhood who nevertheless planned to be a doctor, lawyer, artist, musician, and everything else.’ The name Bambara she took from a signature on a sketchbook she found in her great grandmother’s trunk. Jacket design by Karin Gurski Batten. 0394482018. keywords: 41343. inventory # 18779. 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. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 18779

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