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Home to Harlem

McKay, Claude

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ISBN 10: 1874509980 / ISBN 13: 9781874509981
Published by X-Pr, United Kingdom, 2000
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Home to Harlem

Publisher: X-Pr, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition Not Stated.

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Synopsis:

Jake is on the run. After serving overseas with the U.S. Army, he goes AWOL and makes his own way home back to Harlem. But no hero's welcome awaits him.

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An enlightening trip through Harlem--from its colorful street life and its incomparable jazz venues to its back rooms, where drinking, drugging, gambling, and women helped some take a load off. Jake Brown is a lover of life and takes in all that Harlem has to offer like a long, cool drink. Though he's subjected to the same oppression as those around him, he chooses to rise above it and delight in the blessings he does have. Ray, on the other hand has been defeated one too many times, and despite, or perhaps because of, having a formal education, he is bent on revolt. First published in 1928, this was Claude McKay's first novel.

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