By John Edgar Wideman
“JB & FD” reimagines conversations among John Brown, the antislavery crusader who famously raided Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, and Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist and orator, conversations that belie the parable of race and bring a fantastical, ethically wealthy correspondence that spans years and ideologies. “Maps and Ledgers” eavesdrops on a brother and sister at the present time as they think about their father’s killing of one other guy. “Williamsburg Bridge” sits inside of a guy sitting on a bridge who contemplates his existence earlier than he comes to a decision to leap. “My Dead” is a narrative approximately how the already-departed call for extra time, more room within the lives of these who continue to exist them.
Navigating a rare diversity of topic and tone, Wideman demanding situations the limits of conventional kinds, and grants unforgettable, immersive narratives that contact the very center of what it skill to be alive. a longer meditation on relations, background, and loss, American Histories weaves jointly historic truth, philosophical knowledge, and deeply own vignettes. greater than the sum of its elements, this can be Wideman at his best—emotionally certain and intellectually stimulating—an outstanding assortment by means of a master.
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American Histories: Stories by John Edgar Wideman