Philadelphia Fire – Wideman, John Edgar

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ISBN: 0805012664
Title: Philadelphia Fire
Author: Wideman, John Edgar
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1990
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Faint mark on fore-edge.

Synopsis: From “one of America’s premier writers of fiction” (New York Times) comes this novel inspired by the 1985 police bombing of a West Philadelphia row house owned by the back-to-nature, Afrocentric cult known as Move. The bombing killed eleven people and started a fire that destroyed sixty other houses. At the center of the story is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighborhood after spending a decade fleeing from his past, and his search for the lone survivor of the fire — a young boy who was seen running from the flames.

An impassioned, brutally honest journey through the despair and horror of life in urban America, “Philadelphia Fire isn’t a book you read so much as one you breathe” (San Francsisco Chronicle).

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ISBN: 0805012664
Title: Philadelphia Fire
Author: Wideman, John Edgar
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1990
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Faint mark on fore-edge.

Synopsis: From “one of America’s premier writers of fiction” (New York Times) comes this novel inspired by the 1985 police bombing of a West Philadelphia row house owned by the back-to-nature, Afrocentric cult known as Move. The bombing killed eleven people and started a fire that destroyed sixty other houses. At the center of the story is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighborhood after spending a decade fleeing from his past, and his search for the lone survivor of the fire — a young boy who was seen running from the flames.

An impassioned, brutally honest journey through the despair and horror of life in urban America, “Philadelphia Fire isn’t a book you read so much as one you breathe” (San Francsisco Chronicle).

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