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There Is a Tree More Ancient Than Eden
by Leon Forrest
University of Chicago Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-226-25721-1
Library of Congress Classification PS3556.O738T48 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Leon Forrest, acclaimed author of Divine Days, uses a remarkable verbal intensity to evoke human tragedy, injustice, and spirituality in his writing. As Toni Morrison has said, "All of Forrest's novels explore the complex legacy of Afro-Americans. Like an insistent tide this history . . . swells and recalls America's past. . . . Brooding, hilarious, acerbic and profoundly valued life has no more astute observer than Leon Forrest." All of that is on display here in two novels that give readers a breathtaking view of the human experience, filled with humor and pathos.

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