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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward P. Jones Narrator: Wyatt Mason and Carmen de Lavallade Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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In 14 sublime stories, Edward P. Jones turns an unflinching eye to the ordinary citizens of Washington, DC: men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them in the city. With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw behind them and the future uncertain, Jones' cornucopia of characters will haunt the reader for years to come. Hear the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Circle Award-winning author discuss his new story collection with Harper's Contributing Editor Wyatt Mason. Carmen de Lavallade reads a selection from the book.

Edward P. Jones was born in Washington, DC in 1950. His first short story collection, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short-listed for the National Book Award in 1992. His first novel, The Known World, received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was also a finalist for the National Book Award. A recipient of a Lannan Foundation Award and a 2004 MacArthur fellow, Jones' stories have been published in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Callaloo.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 5/17/2011

    " This is a book of short stories. Read the first - it was okay, the second didn't hold my interest and the third I started I stopped reading. Not really that interesting to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 3/8/2011

    " a group of short stories, the first one takes place in DC around 1900, about black families. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 2/3/2011

    " He weaves a good tale but sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/10/2011

    " The character development in this book is so good. But alas short stories........they always leave me hanging. Really each of these stories could have been a full length novel & I would have just kept reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 11/1/2010

    " The thing I admire most about Edward P. Jones is his ability to compress time. Also, the characters and their situations are carefully nuanced, bending expectations of race and gender, often in a comical, piercing way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 9/27/2010

    " A set of short stories. Most of them did not feel like they had endings. Hard to listen to, as I couldn't always identify when one story was ending and another one starting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kossiwa | 6/10/2010

    " It's a great collection of short stories "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 3/30/2010

    " Couldn't finish it. There were so many characters and story lines that I lost interest. I'd much rather here one story to the finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RK | 3/20/2010

    " this guy may be the finest writer alive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suga | 2/18/2010

    " I was glued to each of the 14 stories included in this collection. My favorite was “A Poor Guatemalan Dreams of a Downtown in Peru." I loved the complicated characters in his simple stories. Can't wait to read his other two works.
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