A beautiful collection of short stories that explores blacks and whites today, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these twelve stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define.
Whether a story dashes the bravado of young street toughs or pierces through the self-deception of a failed preacher, challenges the audacity of a killer or explodes the jealousy of two lovers, James Alan McPherson has created an array of haunting images and memorable characters in an unsurpassed collection of honest, masterful fiction.
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Review: Elbow RoomUser Review - Vanessa - Goodreads
It was my second time reading this Pulitzer Prize-winning book by McPherson, who teaches at the Iowa Writers Workshop. He's a brilliant writer. I enjoyed the stories. While the characters were ... Read full review
Review: Elbow RoomUser Review - Brian G. Fay - Goodreads
I read this back in college and graduate school because I had somehow seen a snippet of "Why I Like Country Music" which remains one of my favorite short stories ever. Great, great stuff. Where did I hear about that story? Wish I could remember. Read full review
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