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Family

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Family

By J. California Cooper

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385411721, 240pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1991

Description
In this wise, beguiling, and beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, award-winning playwright and author J. California Cooperpaints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always and four generations of her African-American family.


About the Author
J. California Cooperis the author of several novels, including Some People, Some Places, and six collections of stories. She was honored as Black Playwright of the Year, and her work received the American Book Award, the James Baldwin Writing Award, and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. She died in 2014."


Praise For Family

“With power and grace, Cooper weaves the dialect, styles and myths of the South into a portrait of the hell that was slavery.... Masterful.”
Publishers Weekly