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DE MOJO BLUES De Quest of HighJohn de Conqueror

Flowers, A.R.

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ISBN 10: 0525243763 / ISBN 13: 9780525243762
Published by E. P. Dutton, New York, 1985
Condition: Very good - Hardcover
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Red paper covered boards, quarter bound in red cloth, gold stamped titles at spine, light shelf wear to corners and edges, moderate wear and light sunning to head and tail of spine, corners straight. Book body clean and tight. Signed, dated and inscribed by the author at front free endpaper. Illustrated dust jacket shows light shelf wear and some age toning to covers, corners, and edges, moderate wear to head and tail of spine, red and black titles at front and spine, price intact, archival Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 48771

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Title: DE MOJO BLUES De Quest of HighJohn de ...

Publisher: E. P. Dutton, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good -

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good -

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Dishonorably discharged on account of a mutinous "fragging" incident, three Black Vietnam veterans find their cherished brotherhood dissolving until Tucept HighJohn, the group's leader, brings them to a new vision of the triumph of Black people

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Accused of collaborating in a murder while serving in Vietnam, three black privatesTucept HighJohn, Willie D. and Mikereceive dishonorable discharges from the army. They arrive in San Francisco on a December day in 1970, and go their separate ways. Tucept returns home to Memphis, convinced that he has been changed by something "so alien to him that he only knows it as a restless anxiety." Holding a leather bag filled with bones, given to him by Jethro, a close friend and colleague who died in Vietnam, Tucept frequently relives his war experiences. Inspired by the memory of Jethro, who spoke often of the Lost Book of Hoodoo, Tucept apprentices himself to a Hoodoo master in his quest to acquire "power." He eventually achieves his goal, and at novel's end comes together with Willie D. and Mike, with whom he shares his new discoveries. Smoothly and at times exquisitely written, this is a sincere and creative first novel by a very promising writer. January 21
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