These 13 stories by the author of The Invisible Man "approach the elegance of Chekhov" (Washington Post) and provide "early explorations of (Ellison's) lifelong fascination with the 'complex fate' and 'beautiful absurdity' of American identity" (John Callahan). First serial to The New Yorker. NPR sponsorship.
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A Solid Collection of Stories
13 stories by Ellison (several published for the first time) about boyhood adventures, hopping trains, and WW2 all from an African American perspective.