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Joe Turner's Come and Gone - by August Wilson (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 94

Genre: Drama

Sub-Genre: American

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Plume Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: August Wilson

Language: English

Street Date: October 30, 1988
TCIN: 77262961
UPC: 9780452260092
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1404
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences comes Joe Turner's Come and Gone--Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

"The glow accompanying August Wilson's place in contemporary American theater is fixed."--Toni Morrison

When Harold Loomis arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse after seven years' impressed labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, he is a free man--in body. But the scars of his enslavement and a sense of inescapable alienation oppress his spirit still, and the seemingly hospitable rooming house seethes with tension and distrust in the presence of this tormented stranger. Loomis is looking for the wife he left behind, believing that she can help him reclaim his old identity. But through his encounters with the other residents he begins to realize that what he really seeks is his rightful place in a new world--and it will take more than the skill of the local "People Finder" to discover it.

This jazz-influenced drama is a moving narrative of African-American experience in the 20th century.

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