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by Alexs D. Pate

  • ISBN: 0425150135
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Alexs D. Pate
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley (August 1, 1995)
  • FB2 size: 1824 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Sonny Goodman may have hopped the modern underground railroad called education and arrived in far-flung Minneapolis.

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Alexs pate is an Assistant Professor in African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches courses in writing and black literature, including a course on The Poetry of Rap. He also teaches fiction writing at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast . program in Portland, Maine. Books by Alexs D. Pate. Mor. rivia About Losing Absalom.

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Alexs Pate (also known as Alex Pate) is an American author, novelist, playwright, writing professor, and president of Innocent Technologies, LLC. Pate's novel Losing Absalom has received the Minnesota Book Award and Best First Novel by the Black. Pate's novel Losing Absalom has received the Minnesota Book Award and Best First Novel by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Pate has published five novels to date. His best-known work is the New York Times Bestseller Amistad, which was commissioned by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks/SKG and was based on David Franzoni's screenplay

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Sonny Goodman may have hopped the "modern underground railroad called education" and arrived in far-flung Minneapolis, but with the impending death of his father, North Philadelphia is calling him home. Quickly caught in the web that inner-city life has woven around his family's dreams, Sonny must find the strength to confront the toll urban corrosion has wrought upon the ones he loves.

1994) A novel by Alexs D Pate. Sonny Goodman may have hopped the "modern underground railroad called education" and arrived in far-flung Minneapolis, but with the impending death of his father, North Philadelphia is calling him home.

Losing Absalom is the 1994 debut novel by Alexs Pate. The book was first published on April 1, 1994 through Coffee House Press and follows an African-American family's life and daily struggles in a North Philadelphia inner city

Losing Absalom is the 1994 debut novel by Alexs Pate. The book was first published on April 1, 1994 through Coffee House Press and follows an African-American family's life and daily struggles in a North Philadelphia inner city. In the novel, Absalom Goodman is dying from brain cancer in the hospital where his thoughts drift in and out of the past and present and to his two grown children's lives.

The Goodmans, an African-American family that has struggled to secure a living on the north side of Philadelpia, shares its tragedies, triumphs, and sorrows, until their familial bond is tested by circumstance. Reprint.
Reviews about Losing Absalom (2):
Zodama
I had to read this book for an African American Literature class. It is a well written, well thought out, and gripping story. I could not put it down for the life of me.
Silly Dog
Absalom worked like a dog for countless years to ensure that his family had food on the table, a clean home, and a positive role model. Doesn't it always seem that as soon as hardworking folk like him get to a point in their life where they are in a position to retire, death or disease rear their ugly heads? Losing Absalom tells of this man and his toils. It seems, however, that there is no peace for a man who feels that his children are not living up to the values he set forth.His daughter is living in the home he worked so hard to buy, letting it go to pot, living with a drug dealer boyfriend who is bad news. His son has been reduced to a workaholic, ignoring his family and his Philadelphia roots - living in a city where you could count the black population on one hand. Far from home. Far from what Absalom taught him. On his deathbed, Absalom struggles to save his family from their self-destruction, fighting for that which is worth fighting for.
Alexs Pate never ceases to amaze me. With each of his works, it seems that he is talking to me, telling me a poignant story in a way no other author can. A gracious author true to his craft, Pate is the cream of the crop, as is evident in Losing Absalom.
Reviewed by CandaceK

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