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Praisesong for the widow : a novel

Author: Paule Marshall; Erica Vital-Lazare; Opal Palmer Adisa
Publisher: San Francisco: McSweeney's, [2021] ©2021
Series: Of the diaspora
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Avey Johnson--a Black, middle-aged, middle-class widow given to hats, gloves, and pearls--has long since put behind her the Harlem of her childhood. Then on a cruise to the Caribbean with two friends, inspired by a troubling dream, she senses her life beginning to unravel--and in a panic packs her bag in the middle of the night and abandons her friends at the next port of call. The unexpected and beautiful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paule Marshall; Erica Vital-Lazare; Opal Palmer Adisa
ISBN: 9781952119040 1952119049
OCLC Number: 1249441880
Notes: Originally published in 1983.
"Part of the Of the diaspora series edited by Erica Vital-Lazare"
Description: 310 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Of the diaspora
Responsibility: Paule Marshall ; [foreword by Opal Palmer Adisa].

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"Avey Johnson--a Black, middle-aged, middle-class widow given to hats, gloves, and pearls--has long since put behind her the Harlem of her childhood. Then on a cruise to the Caribbean with two friends, inspired by a troubling dream, she senses her life beginning to unravel--and in a panic packs her bag in the middle of the night and abandons her friends at the next port of call. The unexpected and beautiful adventure that follows provides Avey with the links to the culture and history she has so long disavowed. Originally published in 1983, Praisesong for the Widow was a recipient of the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award, and is presented here in a beautiful new hardcover edition as the second title in McSweeney's Of the Diaspora series." --

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