All Aunt Hagar's Children

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All Aunt Hagar's Children

By Edward P. Jones

HarperLargePrint, Paperback, Large Print, 9780060853518, 641pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2006

Description

Edward P. Jones, a prodigy of the short story, returns to the form that first won him praise in this new collection of stories, All Aunt Hagar's Children. Here he turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them in the city, people who in Jones's masterful hands emerge as fully human and morally complex. With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw behind them and the future uncertain, Jones's cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come.