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Three Days Before the Shooting . . .

Three Days Before the Shooting . . .

(2010)
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"[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--Newsday

From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century.

"Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Three Days Before the Shooting . . . (Modern Library)
Author(s): Ralph Ellison
ISBN: 0-375-75953-0 / 978-0-375-75953-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Three Days Before the Shooting . . . (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Author(s): Ralph Ellison
ISBN: 0-375-75954-9 / 978-0-375-75954-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Three Days Before the Shooting . . . (Modern Library)
Author(s): Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Modern Library
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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