"Original and arresting....[Jones's] stories will touch chords of empathy and recognition in all readers."--Washington Post "These 14 stories of African-American life...affirm humanity as only good literature can." --Los Angeles Times A magnificent collection of short fiction focusing on the lives of African-American men and women in Washington, ...Read More"Original and arresting....[Jones's] stories will touch chords of empathy and recognition in all readers."--Washington Post "These 14 stories of African-American life...affirm humanity as only good literature can." --Los Angeles Times A magnificent collection of short fiction focusing on the lives of African-American men and women in Washington, D.C., Lost in the City is the book that first brought author Edward P. Jones to national attention. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and numerous other honors for his novel The Known World, Jones made his literary debut with these powerful tales of ordinary people who live in the shadows in this metropolis of great monuments and rich history. Lost in the City received the Pen/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction and was a National Book Award Finalist. This beautiful 20th Anniversary Edition features a new introduction by the author, and is a wonderful companion piece to Jones's masterful novel and his second acclaimed collection of stories, All Aunt Hagar's Children.Read Less
Very Good-with no dust jacket. 0060566280. Inscribed by author. First Amistad edition. Light edgewear, light bumps to spine ends, faint damp stain at very bottom of front cover, very light reading wear.; Small 8vo 7½"-8" tall; 243 pages; Fiction, red & light blue/white & black, fictcat tf; Signed by Author.
Amos Chan (photographs) Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author First edition, 1992. Signed by the author on the title page. First book by Edward P Jones, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his next book, "The Known World". Small round spot on fep islighter than grey paper, otherwise book is perfect and unmarked. Unclipped jacket is intact and bright.
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.
Sep 17, 2007
Good mix of characters
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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