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Damballah has ratings and 14 reviews. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runa. Damballah (Homewood Trilogy) [John Edgar Wideman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This collection of interrelated stories spans the. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. With stunning lyricism, Wideman.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. William Trently rated it really liked it Apr 07, Mar 13, Mitchell Robinson rated it really liked it. These are sad, hard stories about different members of an African American family extended across at least six generations. Truly captures the essence of the characters and draws you in to the moment.

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Write a customer review. Even if you don’t read the rest of the Homewood Books, this collection stands up strong on its own. You may have already requested this item. There is a dignity in poverty portrayed is this novel. Cancel Forgot your password? Stef rated it really liked it Jun 28, All the stories seem to be dealing with how to keep faith in God and goodness in the face of a world where everything is confusing and finding a purpose is never fully possible.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Only it seems that every time I recommend him to someone they claim to have never heard of him, and dambalalh the yeara number of his books are out of print, and I almost never see them on bookstore shelves anymore. Please select Ok if wideeman would like to proceed with this request anyway. It is a celebration of people who, in the face of crisis, uphold one another–with grace, courage, and dignity.

One of these items ships edgad than the other. What makes it particularly hard to read is the knowledge that many of the stories are informed by the history of Wideman’s real-world family.


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Stories such as “Damballah,” “Daddy Garbage,” and “The Caterpillar Story” are engaging although they are only a few pages long. The stoies are damballxh, but they fit together to form an understanding of how a community survives through poverty and alienation. Published July 6th by Mariner Books first published Return to Book Page. He currently teaches at Brown University, and he sits on the contributing editorial board of the literary journal Conjunctions.

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Buy the selected items together This item: Read more Read less. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Julie rated it really liked it Aug 14, The narrators change, usually the person in question narrates their own story, covering a long timeline and many aspects of the family.