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Five-Carat Soul

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird.

The stories in Five-Carat Soul - none of them ever published before - spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic - all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives.

As McBride did in his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird and his best-selling The Color of Water, he writes with humor and insight about how we struggle to understand who we are in a world we don't fully comprehend. The result is a surprising, perceptive, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human condition.



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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Five-Carat Soul
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-7352-1669-X / 978-0-7352-1669-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Five-Carat Soul
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ISBN: 0-7352-1670-3 / 978-0-7352-1670-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Five-Carat Soul
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Five-Carat Soul (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-525-49885-0 / 978-0-525-49885-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Five-Carat Soul
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-525-49796-X / 978-0-525-49796-7 (USA edition)
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