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The folk flavor of her storytelling has earned her  constant comparison to Langston Hughes and Zora  Neale Hurston, but through four collections of  short stories and two novels, J. California Cooper  has proven that hers is a wholly original talent  --one that embraces readers in an ever-widening  circle from one book to the next. With In  Search Of Satisfaction, Cooper  gracefully portrays men and women, some good and others  wickedly twisted, caught in their individual  thickets of want and need. On a once-grand plantation  in Yoville, "a legal town-ship founded by the  very rich for their own personal use," a  freed slave named Josephus fathers two daughters,  Ruth and Yinyang, by two different women. His  desire, to give Yinyang and himself money and  opportunities, oozes through the family like an elixir,  melding with the equally strong yearnings of  Yoville's other residents, whose tastes don't  complement their neighbors'. What Josephus buries in his  life affects generations to come. J. California  Cooper's unfettered view of sin, forgiveness, and  redemption gives In Search Of  Satisfaction a singular richness that belies its  universal themes.

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The stories of three families follow their consorting with the devil for wealth, power, and love and focus on three characters: Josephus, a freed slave, and his two daughters, Ruth and Yinyang. Reprint. Tour.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307778628
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Cooper, J. California
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19950901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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Product details 368 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307778628 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The stories of three families follow their consorting with the devil for wealth, power, and love and focus on three characters: Josephus, a freed slave, and his two daughters, Ruth and Yinyang. Reprint. Tour.
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