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Learn more about Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1564782387
ISBN-13: 9781564782380
Sku: 30619944
Publish Date: 7/1/2000
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  177
Age Range:  NA
 
-- Reed's hoodoo Western weaves together different folklores and collapses time to present his satiric take on the myths of the Old West, the power of media, and the Christian Church.
-- The story of the Loop Garoo Kid, a black satanic cowboy who comes to liberate the town of Yellow Back Radio from the clutches of cattleman Drag Gibson and the bunch of "old folks".
-- First published by Doubleday ('69), most recent paperback by Bantam ('72).
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And so begins the HooDoo Western by Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo and one of America's most innovative and celebrated writers. Reed demolishes white American history and folklore as well as Christian myth in this masterful satire of contemporary American life.

In addition to the black, satanic Loop Garoo Kid, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down features Drag Gibson (a rich, slovenly cattleman), Mustache Sal (his nymphomaniac mail-order bride), Thomas Jefferson and many others in a hilarious parody of the old Western.

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0177
Product attributePublisher:   Dalkey Archive Press
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