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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Jones, Syl, 1951-
Rescuing Little Roundhead.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 1996
|Named Person:||Syl Jones; Syl Jones|
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|Description:||xiii, 202 pages ; 20 cm|
To Goodman Street --
Learning the ropes --
Everything changes --
Holidays and good-byes --
Jesus wept --
The world widens --
Coming into his own.
Written as a set of stories linked by common characters and settings, the book portrays the richly nuanced lives of Little Roundhead - Jones as a child - and his family as they struggle for individual expression and civil rights. The potentially explosive network of personal, racial, and class pressures with which the family contends are still with us today. In struggling to overcome this increasingly difficult and dangerous reality, Little Roundhead manages to find within himself the strength and will to survive his experiences in the urban landscape that is, like both the characters and the story, portrayed by Jones in striking and absorbing detail.