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Hurry Home

Wideman, John Edgar

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ISBN 10: 0151429936 / ISBN 13: 9780151429936
Published by Hardcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1970
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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"HURRY HOME is unique in the fidelity, complexity, and subtlety with which it probes the dilemma of a highly-educated, fragmented Negro. Cecil Braithwaite is a man caught between two worlds. An unstable mixture of black and white." - DJ. Ships same or next business day. Head and tail end of spine and corners are lightly bumped, small 1/4" stain on half-title page. Price clipped. Dust jacket has half-inch chip in the tail edge of front cover, lightly worn at head and tail ends of spine and at folds between front and back covers and flaps. Dust jacket is protected in plastic archival cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 52858

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Title: Hurry Home

Publisher: Hardcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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In 1970, The New York Times wrote, "Hurry Home is a dazzling display...we have nothing but admiration for Mr. Wideman's talent." Wideman's second novel is the powerful and remarkably prescient story of a highly educated, multiracial man's struggle to find himself and understand his place in a country walled off by sharp racial and class divisions which seem to preempt the very possibility of his existence. Cecil Braithwaite works as a janitor while earning a law degree, yet discovers faithful adherence to the script promising the American Dream is not enough. He travels abroad, looking to Europe and Africa, but can't escape the abiding sense of rootlessness, of being trapped in a halfway house of questions the world's not yet ready or willing to answer. Wideman starkly portrays how difficult it is to shake free of the shackles one is born to, claim an identity that transgresses society's most fundamental boundaries, and find one's true Home.

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