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The Resource Three Days Before the Shooting . .

Three Days Before the Shooting . .

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Three Days Before the Shooting . .
Title
Three Days Before the Shooting . .
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Ralph Ellison ; edited by John Callahan
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3 days before the shooting
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eng
Summary
NATIONAL BESTSELLER "[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--Newsday From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century. "Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master
Summary
Set in the frame of a deathbed vigil, this story is a multi generational saga centered on the assassination of the controversial, race-baiting U.S. senator Adam Sunraider, who's being tended to by "Daddy" Hickman, the elderly black jazz musician turned preacher who raised the orphan Sunraider as a light-skinned black in rural Georgia
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
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338805
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BT
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Ralph Ellison
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1940-
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Callahan, John F.
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True
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
Three Days Before the Shooting . .
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Publication
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ODILO:034300003947
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588360892
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Three Days Before the Shooting . .
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003947
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588360892
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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