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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781786892034
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 200
PUBLICATION DATE: May 3, 2018

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Philadelphia Fire

By (author) John Edgar Wideman

In 1985 police bombed a West Philadelphia row house. Eleven people died and a fire started that destroyed sixty other houses. John Edgar Wideman brings these events and their repercussions to shocking life in this seminal novel.At the heart of Philadelphia Fire is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighbourhood and who becomes obsessed with the search for a lone survivor of the event, a young boy seen running from the flames.One of Wideman’s most ambitious and celebrated works, Philadelphia Fire is about race, life and survival in urban America.

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