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Publisher Comments:

"Gritty and gripping, Understand This marks the debut of a powerful new voice in American fiction."—Henry Louis Gates Jr., author of The Signifying Monkey

"Lean, wire-tight, and dazzlingly structured, Tervalon's Understand This is a book for our times."—José Saldívar, author of Border Matters

Synopsis:

Jervey Tervalon's novel about young people in South Central Los Angeles grows out of his experience teaching in a high school there and his pain at the death of one of his favorite students.

About the Author

Jervey Tervalon teaches English at California State University, Los Angeles. His most recent novel is Dead Above Ground (2000).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520223554
Foreword:
Yarborough, Richard
Author:
Yarborough, Richard
Author:
Tervalon, Jervey
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Afro-American teenagers
Subject:
African American teenagers
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
California Fiction
Series Volume:
104-493
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
271
Dimensions:
8.27x5.53x.70 in. .73 lbs.

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