Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone

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Forty years after John Edgar Wideman’s first book of stories, comes this collection that is vital reading for anyone interested in the state of America today. Its subjects range from Michael Jordan to Emmett Till, from distrust of authority to everyday grief, from childhood memories to the final day in a prison cell.

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‘This is truly inimitable storytelling’ Observer
‘[A] master of language’ New York Times

A boy stands alone, unable to enter the room in which his grandfather’s coffin lies. Freddie Jackson’s song ‘You Are My Lady’ plays on the car radio as a son is brought to a prison cell in Arizona. A narrator contemplates the Atlanta child murders from 1979.

Look For Me and I’ll Be Gone is vital reading for anyone interested in the state of America today. Historical and contemporary, intimate and expansive, the stories here represent a pioneering writer whose innovation, form and imagination know no bounds.

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Weight 226 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

336

Language

English

Edition

|Short stories

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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