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Praisesong for the widow     Cover Image Book Book

Praisesong for the widow / Paule Marshall.

Summary

Summary:

"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. Originally published in 1983, Praisesong for the Widow was a recipient of the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award, and is presented here in a beautiful new hardcover edition as the second title in McSweeney's Of the Diaspora series." -- Provided by Amazon.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781952119040
  • ISBN: 1952119049
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA: McSweeney's, © 2021.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally published in 1983.
Part of the "Of the Diaspora" series.
Subject: African diaspora > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Americans > Grenada > Fiction.
Grenadian Americans > Fiction.
Caribbean Area > Fiction.
Women travelers > Fiction.
Ocean travel > Fiction.
American fiction > 20th century.
Grenada > Fiction.
African American women.
Americans.
Grenadian Americans.
Ocean travel.
Women travelers.
Caribbean Area.
Grenada.
African diaspora.
Genre: Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Fiction.

Currently available copies

  • 2 / 3 copies available at PINES
  • 0 / 0 copies available at Flint River Regional Library System
  • 0 / 0 copies available at Peachtree City Library

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