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All Aunt Hagar's children

by Jones, Edward P.

Format: Book on CD 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiobook SVAU Fic Jon
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Audiobook
 
Call Number  SVAU Fic Jon
 
 
Summary

In fourteen sublime stories, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than ever.

Returning to the city that inspired his first prizewinning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens. All Aunt Hagar's Children turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them in the city, people who in Jones's masterful hands, emerge as fully human and morally complex, whether they are country folk used to getting up with the chickens or people with centuries of education behind them. With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw behind them and the future uncertain, Jones's cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come.

Contents
In the blink of God's eye
Spanish in the morning
Resurrecting Methuselah
Old boys, old girls
All Aunt Hagar's children
A poor Guatemalan dreams of a downtown in Peru
Root worker
Common law
Adam Robinson acquires grandparents and a little sister
The devil swims across the Anacostia River
Blindsided
A rich man
Bad neighbors
Tapestry.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Coming after the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Known World, Jones's second collection of stories journeys the length and breadth of Washington, D.C., past and present, for inspiration. James, stentorian and assured, sounds like an East Coast version of Charlton Heston's Moses, intoning Jones's prose like a contemporary version of the 10 Commandments. There is an odd disjunction between James's mostly uninflected reading and the heavily accented dialect he provides for Jones's characters when they speak, but James makes it work. Jones, acclaimed as one of the most talented American writers currently at work, composes smooth, measured prose that demands a reader like James, who follows the ebb and flow of Jones's stories like the score of an opera. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper Audio,2006
Contributors James, Peter Francis.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Peter Francis James.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 13 sound dics (15 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0060852909
9780060852900
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