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1999 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; Random House publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.


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Juneteenth is the second novel by American Ralph Ellison. It was published posthumously, compiled as a 368-page condensation of material from more than 2,000 pages written by him over a period of 40 years. He had never completed a manuscript from this material. Ellison's longtime friend and literary executor, biographer and critic John F. Callahan, created the novel. He edited it in the way he believed that Ellison would have wanted it to be written.


"Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? 

JUNETEENTH, a novel by Ralph Ellison

SKU: BS242
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