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< P> The Rev. Jonah Dove is the son of a legendary Harlem minister, and a man troubled in both mind and spirit. He feels himself unworthy and incapable of taking up the burden of running his church from the larger& ndash; than& ndash; life figure who is his father. He is haunted both by his own, shameful history of passing as a white man in college, and by the prospects for his people in the harsh, new, racist age he fears the world is entering. Malcolm Little & ndash; & ndash; better known as Malcom X & ndash; & ndash; is a teenage hustler from Lansing, Michigan by way of Boston, a young man on the make, trying always to be something bigger, tougher, savvier, and more confident than he really is. < /P> < P> On his way to New York, Malcolm happens to come to the rescue of Jonah and his wife, Amanda, when they are attacked by some drunken soldiers on the train. From then on, their paths cross repeatedly as they each go about trying to find what they really want out of the roiling, wartime city, until the moment when Harlem finally erupts around them, as a people driven beyond endurance strikes out blindly at all the forces keeping it entrapped in misery and hopelessness. Stranded on the streets of a rioting city, Jonah and Malcolm meet each other once more, as they come to grips with what they are and what the future will hold for them.< /P>

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The Rev. Jonah Dove is the son of a legendary Harlem minister, and a man troubled in both mind and spirit. He feels himself unworthy and incapable of taking up the burden of running his church from the larger-than-life figure who is his father. He is haunted both by his own, shameful history of "passing" as a white man in college, and by the prospects for his people in the harsh, new, racist age he fears the world is entering. Malcolm Little — better known as Malcom X — is a teenage hustler from Lansing, Michigan by way of Boston, a young man on the make, trying always to be something bigger, tougher, savvier, and more confident than he really is.

On his way to New York, Malcolm happens to come to the rescue of Jonah and his wife, Amanda, when they are attacked by some drunken soldiers on the train. From then on, their paths cross repeatedly as they each go about trying to find what they really want out of the roiling, wartime city, until the moment when Harlem finally erupts around them, as a people driven beyond endurance strikes out blindly at all the forces keeping it entrapped in misery and hopelessness. Stranded on the streets of a rioting city, Jonah and Malcolm meet each other once more, as they come to grips with what they are and what the future will hold for them.

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The riveting final installment in the acclaimed trilogy is set in Harlem during the summer of 1943. A chance encounter between Malcolm Little (later known as Malcolm X) and The Reverend Jonah Dove will change their lives, and eventually America itself.

About the Author

Kevin Baker is the bestselling author of the novels Dreamland, Paradise Alley, and Sometimes You See It Coming. He is a columnist for American Heritage magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Harper's, and other periodicals. He lives in New York City with his wife, the writer Ellen Abrams, and their cat, Stella.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060955199
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Baker, Kevin
Author:
by Kevin Baker
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
X, Malcolm
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070123
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
7.96x5.28x1.05 in. .98 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 592 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060955199 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Rev. Jonah Dove is the son of a legendary Harlem minister, and a man troubled in both mind and spirit. He feels himself unworthy and incapable of taking up the burden of running his church from the larger-than-life figure who is his father. He is haunted both by his own, shameful history of "passing" as a white man in college, and by the prospects for his people in the harsh, new, racist age he fears the world is entering. Malcolm Little — better known as Malcom X — is a teenage hustler from Lansing, Michigan by way of Boston, a young man on the make, trying always to be something bigger, tougher, savvier, and more confident than he really is.

On his way to New York, Malcolm happens to come to the rescue of Jonah and his wife, Amanda, when they are attacked by some drunken soldiers on the train. From then on, their paths cross repeatedly as they each go about trying to find what they really want out of the roiling, wartime city, until the moment when Harlem finally erupts around them, as a people driven beyond endurance strikes out blindly at all the forces keeping it entrapped in misery and hopelessness. Stranded on the streets of a rioting city, Jonah and Malcolm meet each other once more, as they come to grips with what they are and what the future will hold for them.

"Synopsis" by , The riveting final installment in the acclaimed trilogy is set in Harlem during the summer of 1943. A chance encounter between Malcolm Little (later known as Malcolm X) and The Reverend Jonah Dove will change their lives, and eventually America itself.
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