Elbow Room: Stories

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Scribner, 1987 - Fiction - 241 pages
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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  - Michael - Goodreads

Didn't like more than two stories. A difficult narrative voice and time capsule-y and not in a good way. Read full review

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

I first read Elbow Room in 1989. I found it while I was working at a bookstore in 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. I skimmed through it during my lunch break and it intrigued me, so I bought it ... 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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