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Praisesong for the Widow

  • By Paule Marshall
$16.00
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

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780452267114
    • Manufacturer: Plume
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780452267114
    • Publication Date: 04/01/1984
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Paule Marshall
    • Page Count: 256
    • Width: 5.36 inches
    • Height: 0.58 inches
    • Length: 8.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.51 pounds
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