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Living is Easy, The

West, Dorothy

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ISBN 10: 0912670975 / ISBN 13: 9780912670973
Published by Feminist Press, Old Westbury, N.Y., 1982
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Old Westbury, N.Y., Feminist Press, reprint, 1982, Book: Good, Dust jacket: None, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front fly leaf. 364 pages. Softcover. Light shelf wear to front cover, otherwise clean, tight copy. . United States pages. Record # 467195 Record # 467195. Bookseller Inventory # 467195

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Title: Living is Easy, The

Publisher: Feminist Press, Old Westbury, N.Y.

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Synopsis:

This stunning first novel by the author of The Wedding is one of only a handful of novels published by black women during the 1940s. It tells the story of Cleo Judson—daughter of southern sharecroppers and wife of "Black Banana King" Bart Judson. Cleo seeks to recreate her original family by urging her sisters and their children to live with her, while rearing her daughter to be a member of Boston's black elite.

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"[A] powerful work." Essence

"The important thing about the book is its abundance and special woman's energy and beat. The beat is a deep one, and it often makes a man's seem puny." New York Times

"[Dorothy West] is a brisk storyteller with an eye for ironical detail . . . [and] a deft stylist and writer of social satire." Ms.

"Concerned with the magical qualities of black girlhood . . . The Living Is Easy focuses on the special role of the mother in childhood fantasies. . . . Cleo Jericho Judson is a grown woman when we first meet her . . . but it is the incomplete relationship with her long-dead mother that still drives her." Village Voice

"Long beloved for its wry and ironic humor, this novel continues to delight and challenge readers." Feminist Bookstore News

"[A] powerful work." ―Essence

"The important thing about the book is its abundance and special woman's energy and beat. The beat is a deep one, and it often makes a man's seem puny." ―New York Times

"[Dorothy West] is a brisk storyteller with an eye for ironical detail . . . [and] a deft stylist and writer of social satire." ―Ms.

"Concerned with the magical qualities of black girlhood . . . The Living Is Easy focuses on the special role of the mother in childhood fantasies. . . . Cleo Jericho Judson is a grown woman when we first meet her . . . but it is the incomplete relationship with her long-dead mother that still drives her." ―Village Voice

"Long beloved for its wry and ironic humor, this novel continues to delight and challenge readers."―Feminist Bookstore News

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