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Philadelphia Fire: A Novel

  • List Price: $13.95
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  • Seller:the_book_depository_
  • Sales Rank:316,745
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:208
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:January 26, 2005
  • ISBN:061850964X
  • UPC:046442509640
  • EAN:9780618509645
  • ASIN:061850964X
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Synopsis
From “one of America’s premier writers of fiction” (New York Times) comes this novel inspired by the 1985 police bombing of a West Philadelphia row house owned by the back-to-nature, Afrocentric cult known as Move. The bombing killed eleven people and started a fire that destroyed sixty other houses. At the center of the story is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighborhood after spending a decade fleeing from his past, and his search for the lone survivor of the fire — a young boy who was seen running from the flames.
An impassioned, brutally honest journey through the despair and horror of life in urban America, "Philadelphia Fire isn't a book you read so much as one you breathe" (San Francsisco Chronicle).

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