THE HIPPODROME.

Colter, Cyrus.

ISBN 10: 0804006253 / ISBN 13: 9780804006255
Published by Chicago: Swallow Press, (1973) dj
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. Second novel (third book) by this award-winning African American writer - the story of a "righteous" murderer who is both offered refuge and held captive in the Hippodrome, a ghetto house where a troupe of blacks stage sexual performances for a white audience. 213 pp. Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (some toning to the back cover of the dj, flaws to the lamination) Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 58825

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Title: THE HIPPODROME.

Publisher: Chicago: Swallow Press, (1973) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Set in a Chicago seething with physical and psychological violence, Cyrus Colter's The Hippodrome is an examination of power and exploitation and their entanglement with sexuality. Yeager has murdered his wife and her white lover. Fleeing the police, he is both offered refuge and held captive in the Hippodrome, a ghetto house where a troupe of blacks stage sexual theater for white audiences. Colter's subtle treatment of the subject matter, and his careful delineation of his character's motives, make The Hippodrome a classic of modern fiction.

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Set in a Chicago seething with physical and psychological violence, Cyrus Colter's The Hippodrome is an examination of power and exploitation and their entanglement with sexuality. The central character, Yeager, has murdered his wife and her white lover. Fleeing the police, he is both offered refuge and held captive in the Hippodrome, a ghetto house where a troupe of blacks stage sexual theater for white audiences. The murderer becomes a victim, the fugitive is caught in the spotlight. Colter's subtle treatment of sensational subject matter, and his careful delineation of his characters' conflicting motives, make The Hippodrome a classic of modern fiction.

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