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Brilliantly portrayed by a novelist with "a talent for hyperbole and downright yarning unequaled since Mark Twain", (Saturday Review), this slave's-eye view of the Civil War exposes America's racial foibles of the past and present with uninhibited humor and panache.

Mixing history, fantasy, political reality, and comedy, Ishmael Reed spins the tale of three runaway slaves and the master determined to catch them. His on-target parody of fugitive slave narratives and other literary forms includes a hero who boards a jet bound for Canada; Abraham Lincoln waltzing through slave quarters to the tune of "Hello, Dolly"; and a plantation mistress entranced by TV's "Beecher Hour". Filled with insights into the political consciences (or lack thereof) of both blacks and whites, Flight to Canada confirms Reed's status as "a great writer" (James Baldwin).

"A demonized Uncle Tom's Cabin, a book that reinvents the particulars of slavery in America with comic rage". — The New York Times Book Review

"Wears the mantle of Baldwin and Ellison like a high-powered Flip Wilson in drag...a terrifically funny book". — Baltimore Sun

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689707339
Publisher:
Atheneum
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
138
Publication Date:
1989
Binding:
TP
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.21x5.51x.43 in. .44 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Atheneum,1989, c1976. - English 9780689707339 Reviews:
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