Free-Lance Pallbearers (Paperback)

By Ishmael Reed

Dalkey Archive Press, 9781564782250, 168pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1999



"For all the talk of the black aesthetic, few black novelists have broken sharply with the traditional devices of the realistic novel. One writer who departs from such conventions, however, is Ishmael Reed. . . . The Free-Lance Pallbearers uses an explosive combination of straightforward English prose, exaggerated black dialect, hip jargon, advertising slogans and long, howling uppercase screams." Newsweek