Hiding Place      -     By: John Edgar Wideman
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Hiding Place

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1998 / Paperback

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The second volume of John Edgar Wideman's prize-winning Homeward Trilogy, Hiding Place opens with a man lying dead in a parking lot. Tommy didn't kill him, but after a bungled smash-and-grab raid, he knows the police will shoot him first and ask questions later. Mother Bess is a crazy, mean old lady hiding out high above the Homeward streets - streets that have taken everything she ever loved. Together, Tommy and Mother Bess are hiding, in anger and fear. Will they find the courage to come out of hiding?

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1998
ISBN: 039589798X
ISBN-13: 9780395897980
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Publisher's Description

A man lay dead in a parking lot. Tommy didn't kill him, but the police will shoot first and ask questions later. Mother Bess is kin, but she is a crazy, mean old lady hiding out high about the Homewood streets--streets that have taken away everything she ever loved. Together, Tommy and Mother Bess are hiding, in anger and fear. Will they find the courage to come out of hiding?

Author Bio

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 most recently the story collection Gods Gym. He is the recipient of two PEN/ Faulkner Awards and has been nominated for the National Book Award. He teaches at Brown University.

Editorial Reviews

"Wideman has come into his full powers." The New York Times

"Wideman has a fluent command of the American language, written and spoken." The Washington Post

"Wideman moves into the very heart of the black experience in urban America." The Philadelphia Inquirer

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