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Praise-Song for the Widow by  Paule Marshall - Hardcover - 3rd Impression - 1983 - from Rodney's Bookstore and

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Praise-Song for the Widow

by Marshall, Paule

Condition: Fine /Near Fine

Putnam Adult. Hardcover. 0399127542 Inscribed to the Coatsworths from Paule Marshall on first blank page. Jacket has tiny bit of edgwear and original price intact on front flap. Book is clean and bright with solid binding. 256 pp. . Fine. 1983. 3rd Impression.

Praisesong for the Widow is a novel by Paule Marshall which takes place in the mid seventies, chronicling the life of Avey Johnson, a sixty-four year old African American widow on a physical and emotional journey in the Caribbean island of Carriacou. Throughout the novel, there are many flashbacks to Avey's earlier life experiences with her late husband, Jerome Johnson, as well as childhood events that reconnect her with her lost cultural roots.


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