Details

ISBN-10: 1555971504
ISBN-13: 9781555971502
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publish Date: 05/01/1991
Dimensions: 8.44" L, 5.48" W, 0.53" H

Ten Seconds

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Overview

The narrator, a Black oil refinery worker in Louisiana, looks back on his life and the people and events that have shaped it.

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Reviews

"Louis Edwards deserves the highest praise for creating a human portrait of a black male as compelling and sensitive as it is rare in recent American fiction." –Charles Johnson

"Louis Edwards' Ten Seconds is a very readable first novel, ingenious and gracefully written. It is also very disturbing. . . . Edwards is effective without overt, clichéd attacks on the system; absent are strident denunciations." –Maurice Bennett, Washington Post Book World

"Ten Seconds is classic in its intimate portrait of maleness, softspoken and secretive. . . . Ten Seconds is filled with beautiful insights about what goes on between men, the subtle communications, rather than backslapping or jostling. . . . This is Louis Edwards' first book and a fine debut, testament to believing and thinking about living. . . . A perfect 'Ten'." –Fatima Shaik, New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Details

ISBN-10: 1555971504
ISBN-13: 9781555971502
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publish Date: 05/01/1991
Dimensions: 8.44" L, 5.48" W, 0.53" H
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