A redemptive, healing novel, Two Cities brings to brilliant culmination the themes John Edgar Wideman has developed in fourteen previous acclaimed books. It is a story of bridges -- bridges spanning the rivers of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, bridges arching over the rifts that have divided our communities, our country, our hearts. Narrated in the bluesy voices of its three main characters, Two Citiesis a simple love story, but it is also about the survival of an endangered black urban community and the ways that people discover for redeeming themselves in a society that is failing them. With its indelible images of confrontation and outrage, matched in equal measure by lasting impressions of hope, Two Cities is a compassionate, lacerating, and nourishing novel.
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Review: Two Cities: A Love StoryUser Review - Michelle - Goodreads
I'm being somewhat gracious with four stars. The writing was superlative - beautifully poetic and (seemingly) authentic. I liked the story too. The title suggests that the two cities, Philadelphia and ... Read full review
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'Two Cities': Stylistic Virtuosity; Distorted History
Wideman's new novel is "Two Cities," a book that strikes many of the same themes as his earlier work and is written with his usual stylistic virtuosity. ...
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John Edgar Wideman tells tale of two cities- March 1, 1999
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John Edgar Wideman Biography
Wideman's latest work, Two Cities, connects its characters through shared ... It is Mallory who links the two cities, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, together. ...
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