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Lost in the city : stories

Author: Edward P Jones
Publisher: New York : Morrow, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The nation's capital that serves as the setting for the stories in Edward P. Jones's collection, Lost in the City, lies far from the city of historic Monuments and national politicians. Jones takes the reader beyond that narrow world into the lives of African-American men and women who work against the constant threat of loss to maintain a sense of continuity in their lives and connection to their community. From
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Jones
ISBN: 0688115268 9780688115265
OCLC Number: 24544296
Description: 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Girl Who Raised Pigeons --
The First Day --
The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed --
Young Lions --
The Store --
An Orange Line Train to Ballston --
The Sunday Following Mother's Day --
Lost in the City --
His Mother's House --
A Butterfly on F Street --
Gospel --
A New Man --
A Dark Night --
Marie.
Responsibility: by Edward P. Jones ; photographs by Amos Chan.

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The nation's capital that serves as the setting for the stories in Edward P. Jones's collection, Lost in the City, lies far from the city of historic Monuments and national politicians. Jones takes the reader beyond that narrow world into the lives of African-American men and women who work against the constant threat of loss to maintain a sense of continuity in their lives and connection to their community. 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, Jones paints portraits of people who are only briefly sketched in daily newspaper articles. Written with a generosity of detail, each story seems in itself to be a short novel in which the characters struggle against the limits of their city to put off the loss of family, friends, memories, and, ultimately, themselves.

With Lost in the City, his first book, Edward Jones shows that he is a serious new talent, one whose unaffected style is not only evocative and forceful, but filled with insight and poignancy. His debut is a welcome event in American writing.

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