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    Publisher: Canongate

    Philadelphia Fire

    £9.99
    The lyrical masterpiece from John Edgar Wideman, one of the standout black American writers of the modern age and winner of the 2017 Prix Femina Etranger
    ISBN: 9781786892034
    AuthorJohn Edgar Wideman
    Pub Date03/05/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages256
    Availability: In Stock

    In 1985 police bombed a West Philadelphia row house. Eleven people died and a fire started that destroyed sixty other houses. John Edgar Wideman brings these events and their repercussions to shocking life in this seminal novel.

    At the heart of Philadelphia Fire is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighbourhood and who becomes obsessed with the search for a lone survivor of the event, a young boy seen running from the flames.

    One of Wideman's most ambitious and celebrated works, Philadelphia Fire is about race, life and survival in urban America.

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    In 1985 police bombed a West Philadelphia row house. Eleven people died and a fire started that destroyed sixty other houses. John Edgar Wideman brings these events and their repercussions to shocking life in this seminal novel.

    At the heart of Philadelphia Fire is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighbourhood and who becomes obsessed with the search for a lone survivor of the event, a young boy seen running from the flames.

    One of Wideman's most ambitious and celebrated works, Philadelphia Fire is about race, life and survival in urban America.