Praisesong For The Widow

April 16, 1984|
Praisesong For The Widow by Paule Marshall
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From the acclaimed author of Daughters and Brown Girl, Brownstones comes a “work of exceptional wisdom, maturity, and generosity, one in which the palpable humanity of its characters transcends any considerations of race or sex”(Washington Post Book World).
 
Avey Johnson—a black, middle-aged, middle-class widow given to hats, gloves, and pearls—has long since put behind her the Harlem of her childhood. Then on a cruise to the Caribbean with two friends, inspired by a troubling dream, she senses her life beginning to unravel—and in a panic packs her bag in the middle of the night and abandons her friends at the next port of call. The unexpected and beautiful adventure that follows provides Avey with the links to the culture and history she has so long disavowed.

“Astonishingly moving.”—Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review
Paule Mashall was the author of Brown Girl, Brownstones; The Chosen Place, the Timeless People; Praisesong for the Widow; Soul Clap Hands and Sing; Reena and Other Stories; Merle; The Fisher King; Triangular Road; and Daughters. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she was Professor of English at Virgin...
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Title:Praisesong For The Widow
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.35 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.35 X 0.55 in
Published:April 16, 1984
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780452267114

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