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OXHERDING TALE.

Johnson, Charles.

ISBN 10: 0253166071 / ISBN 13: 9780253166074
Published by INDIANA. BLOOMINGTON 1982, 1982
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED & dated by Charles Johnson on the title page. About fine in a Nf. dj. (Background hue on spine of dj. discolored, though not titles. A few tiny spots of foxing on cloth covers. Single spot of foxing at bottom edge) Author's SECOND novel. (LRC). Bookseller Inventory # 6318

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Title: OXHERDING TALE.

Publisher: INDIANA. BLOOMINGTON 1982

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Son of a slave and a white woman, Andrew Hawkins tries to find freedom as well as a true understanding of his spiritual identity

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One night in the antebellum South, a slaveowner and his African-American butler stay up to all hours drinking Madeira and playing cards. Finally, too besotted to face their respective wives, they drunkenly decide to switch places in each other's beds. The result is a hilarious imbroglio and an offspring, Andrew Hawkins, whose life becomes the Oxherding Tale, a deliciously funny, bitterly ironic account of slavery, racism, oppression - and the African-American spirit - in the Old South. Through sexual escapades, picaresque adventures, and philosophical inquiry, young Hawkins walks the line between white and black worlds and comments wryly on marriage, human nature, slave catchers, and culture along the way.

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