Bailey's Cafe (Paperback)

Author: Naylor, Gloria

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Set in a diner where the food isn't very good and the ambience veers between heaven and hell, this bestselling novel from the author of Mama Day and The Women of Brewster Place is a feast for the senses and the spirit. "A virtuoso orchestration of survival, suffering, courage and humor."--New York Times Book Review.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780679748212
SKU 30118613
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0679748210
Release Date 9/1/1993
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Gloria Naylor
Gloria Naylor's father was a transit worker and her mother a telephone operator. She received a B.A. at Brooklyn College, and went on to attend graduate school at Yale University. From 1968 to 1975, she was a missionary for Jehovah's Witnesses in New York, North Carolina and Florida; from 1975 to 1981 she was a telephone operator for hostels. But she decided to become a writer because, as she says, "I felt that my presence as a black woman and my perspective as a woman in general had been under-represented in American literature."
"Absorbing, poignant, and wise...Naylor has crafted a heart-rending testament to the human spirit."
"A lacy, near-mystical cantata sung by several voices. This mix of myth, history and mysticism...offers a sensibility as rich in potential as that of the Latin American magical realists...Moving and memorable."
"...[I]t is an unforgettable successor to Ellison's metaphor of the invisible man, and as incandescent."
From the Publisher
First Line I can't say I've had much education. Book education.
Annotation Bailey's Cafe is not located in a specific geographical area. It is a place that appears whenever a character needs a place "to take a breather for a while." The novel consists of the stories of various characters, all of them desperate, all of them in pain. Naylor uses a jazz-like construction, bringing in many voices all "conducted" by Bailey, to tell the story.
Editors Note Moving with the rhythm and grace of the blues, the evocative and poignant stories of the wounded and exiled denizens of a 1940s diner capture the pathos, power, and humor of the human spirit. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Editors Note 3 The evocative and poignant stories of the wounded and exiled denizens of a 1940s diner capture the pathos, power, and humor of the human spirit
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0240
Publisher Vintage Books
Series Part 0000
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