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Herron, Carolivia.

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ISBN 10: 0394576446 / ISBN 13: 9780394576442
Editorial: Random House [1991], 1991
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8vo. First edition of the author's first novel. N° de ref. de la librería 6467

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Editorial: Random House [1991]

Año de publicación: 1991

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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Thereafter Johnnie by Carolivia Herron weaves beauty, sorrow and tragic vision into the fall of an incestuous African American family. The failure of this middle-class family of Washington, DC is linked to failures of national destiny, religion, and the crime of slavery.

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Bold and brilliant, this lyrical first novel is a compelling modern epic, an allegory of civilization revealed in the pain and passions of an educated African-American family. Composed of 24 parts anchored in the hours of the day, this cyclical tale traces--into the past and future--its heroine's search for her identity. Johnnie Snowdon, mute until the age of 14, is born of the incestuous union between her mother, Patricia, and Patricia's father. When her mother succumbs to madness and commits suicide, Johnnie, who has only vague clues about her father's identity, sets out to find and understand her family. Her odyssey parallels a race war that starts in the nation's capital, as Third World countries battle the U.S. In incantatory prose, Herron evokes the complex eroticism that produced Johnnie, capturing in that metaphor--which is extended in the Snowdon family dynamics--the tensions between black and white, those in power and those in need, those who destroy and those who are self-destructive. Her narrative spans the history of African-Americans, including the incestuous relationships of slaveholders and slaves. Finally, the questing, courageous Johnnie, born of suffering, exemplifies the light that might guide humans toward humane conduct.
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