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ISBN13: 9780385471442
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The publication  of The Wedding by Dorothy West,  the last surviving member of the Harlem  Renaissance, was not only a landmark literary event, but a  commercial success as well. Readers across America  responded to West's delicat weaving of North and  South, black and white, past and present in this  "fascinating and engrossing tale"  (People) of race and class set in Martha's  Vineyard.In her first novel in forty-seven years,  West offers a window into the rise of the black  middle class as she lived it. Wise, heartfelt, and shattering, The Wedding is Dorothy West's crowning achievement, and one of the last books edited for Doubleday by the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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A "fascinating and engrossing tale" (People) by the last surviving member of the fabled Harlem Renaissance that explores universal truths of race, class, love, and social aspiration in a black enclave on Martha's Vineyard during the 1950s.

About the Author

Dorothy West founded the Harlem Renaissance literary magazine Challenge in 1934, and New Challenge in 1937, with Richard Wright as her associate editor.  She was a welfare investigator and WPA relief worker in Harlem during the Depression.  Her first novel, The Living Is Easy, appeared in 1948 and remains in print.  Her second novel, The Wedding, was a national bestseller and literary landmark when published in the winter of 1995.  A collection of her stories and autobiographical essays, The Richer, The Poorer, appeared during the summer of 1995.  She lives on Martha's Vineyard.

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Marilyn Stachenfeld, July 8, 2008 (view all comments by Marilyn Stachenfeld)
I couldn't put this book down! It's Henry James with a feminine touch, a deftly rendered account of four generations of a multiracial family whose beloved, beautiful, blonde-and-blue-eyed black daughter is on the verge of her wedding. West weaves conscious and unconscious choices into a tale that explodes in unexpected yet inevitable violence, a "wedding" of all the forces that have divided our country racially since its very beginning. This is a great novel!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385471442
Author:
West, Dorothy
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Martha's vineyard (mass.)
Subject:
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) Fiction.
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.02x5.24x.65 in. .48 lbs.

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