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Five-carat soul

Author: James McBride
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Random House LLC, ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The stories in Five-Carat Soul--none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic--all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: short stories
Fiction
Short stories
Nouvelles
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McBride
ISBN: 9780735216693 073521669X
OCLC Number: 1142672346
Target Audience: Adults.
Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The under Graham railroad box car set --
Buck boy --
Ray-Ray's picture box --
Blub --
Goat --
Father Abe --
The moaning bench --
The Christmas dance --
The fish man angel --
Mr. P & the wind.
Other Titles: Short stories.
5-carat soul
Responsibility: James McBride.

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"The stories in Five-Carat Soul--none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic--all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives."--

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Praise for Five-Carat Soul:"These brilliant miniatures display all of the rambunctious fearlessness of [McBride's] deeply empathetic imagination... Five-Carat Soul [is] a delight." -The New York Read more...

 
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