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Elbow Room by  James Alan McPherson - First edition - 1977 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00007856)

Elbow Room

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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company (1977), 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. [8], ix, [3], 3-241, [1] pp. Green paper-covered boards quarter bound in pale green paper with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $8.95 on front flap of jacket. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. McPherson was the first African-American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and Elbow Room was his final collection of short stories. A nice copy of one of the more difficult Pulitzer Prize winning books to find in collectible condition. Very Good with toning to the gutters and pastedowns in a Very Good lightly edge-worn dust jacket showing a couple of tiny chips and a small scratch to the front panel.


A beautiful collection of short stories that explores modern racial inequity, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these twelve stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define. Whether a story dashes the bravado of young street toughs or pierces through the self-deception of a failed preacher, challenges the audacity of a killer, or explodes the jealousy of two lovers, James Alan McPherson has created an array of haunting images and memorable characters in an unsurpassed collection of honest, masterful fiction.  

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Elbow Room
McPherson, James Alan
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Used - Very Good
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Very Good
First edition
Little, Brown and Company (1977)
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