Monday, April 12, 2010

Three Days Before the Shooting


Three Days Before the Shooting

Ralph Ellison
New York : Modern Library, 2010.
xxix, 1101 p. ; 25 cm.

  • ISBN-10: 0375759530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375759536

Set in the frame of a deathbed vigil, this story is a multigenerational saga centered on the assassination of the controversial, race-baiting U.S. senator Adam Sunraider, who's being tended to by "Daddy" Hickman, the elderly black jazz musician turned preacher who raised the orphan Sunraider as a light-skinned black in rural Georgia.
"The unfinished second novel"--Dust jacket.
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