I Can't Wait on God

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003 - Fiction - 246 pages
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I Can't Wait on God is an unforgettable story of crime, punishment, and loss, set in the back alleys of Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood during the summer of 1950. Jeremiah Henderson and his girlfriend Willet Mercer set their sights on New York City after taking money from a pimp Willet impulsively stabs to death. Mack Jack, a gifted musician whose compositions were stolen by a big-city bandleader, struggles to rediscover his inspiration through the use of drugs.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The author of two previous novels (Billy, 1993; Holly, 1995) and a Vietnam memoir (Patches of Fire, 1997) returns to the Homewood section of Pittsburgh—familiar also to readers of John Edgar Wideman ... Read full review

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Homewood, PA, 1950. Where the "summer night air was always sticky kind of air, that had that stinkin mill smoke stuck all in it." Where "Gus Goins's place was down off the tracks, down in that alley ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Albert French served in the U.S. Marines as an infantryman during the Vietnam War. After the service, he taught himself photography and worked as a medical photographer and a photojournalist. He is the author of Billy, Holly, and I Can’ t Wait on God.

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