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Lost in the City

Jones, Edward P.

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ISBN 10: 0688115268 / ISBN 13: 9780688115265
Published by William Morrow and Company, Inc, New York, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover with dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is in fine condition; front endpaper has remnant paper clip mark on top edge. Unclipped dust jacket has lightly rubbed edges. Short stories by the author of "The Known World." 8vo. 250 pp. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 11359

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Title: Lost in the City

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First edition.

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Set in the nation's capital, a collection of stories about black Americans living in Washington, D.C., introduces characters who struggle daily with loss--of family, of friends, of memories, and of themselves. 15,000 first printing.

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The nation's capital that serves as the setting for the stories in Edward P. Jones's prizewinning collection, Lost in the City, lies far from the city of historic monuments and national politicians. Jones takes the reader beyond that world into the lives of African American men and women who work against the constant threat of loss to maintain a sense of hope. From "The Girl Who Raised Pigeons" to the well-to-do career woman awakened in the night by a phone call that will take her on a journey back to the past, the characters in these stories forge bonds of community as they struggle against the limits of their city to stave off the loss of family, friends, memories, and, ultimately, themselves.

Critically acclaimed upon publication, Lost in the City introduced Jones as an undeniable talent, a writer whose unaffected style is not only evocative and forceful but also filled with insight and poignancy.

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