Flying Home and Other Stories

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Random House, 1996 - Fiction - 173 pages
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Written between 1937 and 1954 and collected here for the first time, Flying Home and Other Stories represents the best of Invisible Man author Ralph Ellison's short fiction. There are thirteen pieces, six of which were never published in Ellison's lifetime. Ellison draws on his early experiences - his father's death when he was three; hoboing his way on a freight train to Tuskegee Institute to follow his early dreams of becoming a musician - to create stories that, according to The Washington Post, "approach the simple elegance of Chekhov".

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User Review  - Petter Nordal - Goodreads

A beautiful, insightful, heart wrenching, gut-twisting, infuriating, soothing, burst-out-laughing, well crafted book that left me wishing it was longer. Read full review

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Contents

A Party Down at the Square
3
Boy on a Train
12
Mister Toussan
22
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma City in 1914.  He is the author of Invisible Man (1952), which won the National Book Award and became one of the most important and influential postwar American novels.  He published two volumes of nonfiction, Shadow and Act (1964) and Going to the Territory (1986), which, together with unpublished speeches and writings, were brought together as The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison in 1995.  For more than forty years before his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison lived with his wife, Fanny McConnell, in Harlem in New York City.


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