Sceptre ( Hodder & Stoughton ), 2003, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, reprint
some handling marks to the edges of the page, otherwise clean, with sound binding. The author gives us a memoir of his mother, and of his life as one of 12 siblings in an old black housing project in Brooklyn. His mother was the daughter of an itinerant Hasidic rabbi, his father a black man who his mother had met after running away to Harlem, and marrying, and who founded and all-black Baptist Church in her living room. Around his mother's narrative, the author has written a powerful portrait of growing up, and meditation on race and identity, and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother. Size: Trade Paperback. XX, 291, (9) pages, including 2 pages of black-and-white photographs.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0733605753. ISBN/EAN: 9780733605758. Inventory No: 0241104.