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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0385411723
ISBN-13: 9780385411721
Sku: 30055129
Publish Date: 1/1/1992
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  240
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History. Lived, not written, is such a thing not to understand always, but to marvel over. (from the first line)
Spanning the years just before and after the Civil War, this saga of an African-American family centers on Always, a resourceful woman born into slavery, and her mother Chlora, as they endure and prevail *Author: Cooper, J. California *Publication Date: 1992/01/01 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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In this wise, beguiling, beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, an award-winning playwright and author paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always, born a slave, and four generations of her African-American family.Much has been written about the institution of slavery. But with "Family", Cooper has taken the slave narrative and recreated it as an epic, yet collo quial, poem. "Mesmerizing . . . Cooper weaves four wry, humorous, tragic tales that envelop and transcend time, offering hope and renewal at the same time they chronicle desolation and death".--"San Francisco Chronicle".
A haunting portrait of a woman named Always, who was born a slave, and four generations of her family.
Author Bio
J. California Cooper
J. California Cooper has written a novel, short stories, and many plays. For her play "Strangers", she was named Black Playwright of the Year in 1978. Ms. Cooper won the James Baldwin Writing Award in 1988 and an American Book Award in 1989.


"The voices that hovered over my head at the beauty parlor when I was a child come to mind while reading J. California Cooper. Her stories, parables and monologues take flight with truths about being alive, rhythm of folks at east by the creek and the pool table, songs of love and remorse..." - Ntozake Shange

Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Many novels have been written about slavery, but this one is original, stirring, vividly personal and painfully intense."

Detroit Free Press
"Cooper whips up a fascinating tale."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   Anchor Books
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