The Bloodworth Orphans

Leon Forrest

The Bloodworth Orphans
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Leon Forrest

416 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1977, 1988
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226257228 Published December 2001
Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing. As Toni Morrison has said, "All of Forrest's novels explore the complex legacy of Afro-Americans. Like an insistent tide this history . . . swells and recalls America's past. . . . Brooding, hilarious, acerbic and profoundly valued life has no more astute observer than Leon Forrest." All of that is on display here in a novel that give readers a breathtaking view of the human experience, filled with humor and pathos.

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