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Philadelphia fire : a novel

Autor: John Edgar Wideman
Editora: New York : Holt, ©1990.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Ficção : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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Eleven people - five of them children - are killed in west Philadelphia when 6221 Osage Avenue is bombed out of existence. One small boy is seen to escape the fire. From his life of self-exile on an island in the Aegean, Cudjoe mourns the child until it becomes an obsession, leading him home, forcing him to face up to his own profound alienation and to the wrenching realities of his native land. He searches for the  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Suspense fiction
Fiction
Tipo de Material: Ficção
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0805012664 9780805012668
Número OCLC: 21041041
Descrição: 199 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsabilidade: by John Edgar Wideman.

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Eleven people - five of them children - are killed in west Philadelphia when 6221 Osage Avenue is bombed out of existence. One small boy is seen to escape the fire. From his life of self-exile on an island in the Aegean, Cudjoe mourns the child until it becomes an obsession, leading him home, forcing him to face up to his own profound alienation and to the wrenching realities of his native land. He searches for the boy and, as he does so, he searches out his own past. Reconstructing his life plunges him backwards into memories both personal and communal, forwards inch by inch into a city fast becoming a nightmare.

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