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"Original and arresting....[Jones's] stories will touch chords of empathy and recognition in all readers."--Washington Post "These 14 stories of ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Lee F

Superb view of the "other Washington"

by Lee F on Dec 13, 2012

When I read The Known World, Edward P. Jones' novel about black slaveowners, I was impressed - and even more so when it turned out he hadn't done reams of research for it. He'd imagined the world...he'd created fiction that seemed totally grounded in time and place, even down to the smallest detail. Which is what the best fiction writers do. So I backtracked to Lost in the City, stories about D.C., where I live. And I was struck again by how spare, and direct, and moving his stories and people are. He's one of my favorite fiction writers now - he makes the world I know come alive - and time that is gone seem very real.

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Seajack

Good mix of characters

by Seajack on Sep 17, 2007

I listened to the audio version, which was very well read by a rotating group of narrators. The stories themselves range from poor and not-so-educated folk to wealthy college graduates.

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