The Cattle Killing

In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant black preacher searches for a mysterious, endangered African woman. His struggle to find her and save them both plummets them both into the nightmare of a society violently splitting itself into white and black. Spiraling outward from the core image of a cattle killing--the Xhosa people's ritual destruction of their herd in a vain attempt to resist European domination--the novel expands its narrator's search for meaning and love into the America, Europe and South Africa of yesterday and today.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780395877500

  • ISBN-10: 0395877504

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $14.95

  • Publication Date: 09/15/1997

  • Carton Quantity: 50

John Edgar Wideman
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John Edgar Wideman

JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning Brothers and Keepers, Philadelphia Fire, and the story collection God's Gym. He is the recipient of two PEN/ Faulkner Awards and has been nominated for the National Book Award.
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    "Captivating Language and emotion" The San Francisco Chronicle

    "Fiercely beutiful and deeply affecting" Vanity Fair

Available Resources

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780395877500

  • ISBN-10: 0395877504

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $14.95

  • Publication Date: 09/15/1997

  • Carton Quantity: 50