Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (Paperback)

Author: Packer, Z. Z.

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Already an award-winning writer, Packer now shares her long awaited debut collection of stories which has been greeted with acclaim.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781573223782
SKU 33939495
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1573223786
Release Date 2/1/2004
"...DRINKING COFFEE ELSEWHERE is an intelligent and memorable meditation on what it means to be a victim. Although each of the stories shows the importance of race, they all challenge the assumptions that to be black must mean feeling like a loser, and that feeling like a loser is always caused by being black....The central characters themselves are fully alive, and each story shows that race is only one element in their sense of themselves as people apart. Packer can be very funny...[A]t her best, Packer combines her political vision with an impressive lightness of touch."
"Young writers, naturally enough, write about young characters. DRINKING COFFEE ELSEWHERE is not really limited by this. Instead, there is a sense of a talented writer testing and pushing at those limits, ringing as many changes as possible within her fictional world. It is a world already populated by clamoring, sorrowing, eminently knowable people, and with the promise of more to come."
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Annotation Stories by an award-winning young American writer, many of them about young black women struggling to survive. A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.
Editors Note In a debut collection by an award-winning short story writer, a scout troop of African-American girls is confronted by a group of disabled white girls, a young man considers his allegiance to his father during the Million Man March in Washington, and an international group of work-seeking drifters finds themselves starving in Japan. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Riverhead Books

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