An elegant, insightful novel that evokes the world of upper-middle-class blacks, following an unnamed narrator from a safe childhood in conservative Indianapolis, to a brief tenure as minister of information for a local radical organization, to the life of an expatriate in Paris. Through it all, his imagination is increasingly dominated by his elderly relations and the lessons of their experiences in the qOld Countryq of the South.The blank page in the Olivetti manual had browned. The booming voice was deceptive. Miss Barnes was bent, frail. The lazy Susan of medicines on the night table was so large that there was scarcely room for the radio, spectacles, andanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 1992-02-01|