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Losing Absalom: a novel

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Sonny Goodman may have hopped the "modern underground railroad called education" and arrived in far-flung Minneapolis, but with the impending death of his father, North Philadelphia is calling him home. Quickly caught in the web that inner-city life has woven around his family's dreams, Sonny must find the strength to confront the toll urban corrosion has wrought upon the ones he loves. Named Best First Novel by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, winner of the Minnesota Book Award and compared to the work of James Baldwin and August Wilson, Alexs D. Pate's highly absorbing debut novel "rings with a truth as immediate as body counts in the headlines, as enduring as a classic tragedy."-"San Francisco Chronicle"
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ils:a74769 Book Books English Coffee House Press, 1994. p. cm.
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subject_facet African American families -- Fiction
Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Fiction
City and town life -- United States -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Family -- United States -- Fiction
Father and child -- United States -- Fiction
title_display Losing Absalom : a novel
title_full Losing Absalom : a novel / by Alexs D. Pate
title_short Losing Absalom :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet African American families
City and town life
Father and child
United States