Elbow room: stories

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C. Scribner's, 1987 - Fiction - 241 pages
30 Reviews
A Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of eloquently told stories about black Americans--ministers, professors, convicts, businesswomen--all struggling to protect their individuality and integrity from the demands imposed by others.

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User Review  - Allie - Goodreads

An interesting collection of stories. Stark, bitingly real and unflinching. At some point though, the detached style of character development made me lose interest - even though that was so enthralling in the beginning. Hm. Read full review

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User Review  - Kofi Adisa - Goodreads

One of my favorite collections. Definitely old-school and periodical; however, every story is so tightly written that it'll embarrass you if you think you can write better stories. I have read several ... Read full review


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Pulitzer Prize winner and Guggenheim Fellow James Alan McPherson was born in Savannah, Georgia. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa. In a writing career that spans forty years, McPherson has been a contributor to many publications, including "The Atlantic, Esquire, " and "Playboy, " and was the editor of "Double Take" magazine. He is a professor of English at the University of Iowa.

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