Philadelphia Fire

Philadelphia Fire

A Novel

Book - 1991 | 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
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Philadelphia Fire is the most ambitious, most highly praised, and best-selling work of fiction by "one of America's premier writers of fiction" (The York Times). Based on the 1985 bombing police of a West Philadelphia row house owned the Afrocentric cult Move, it tells of Cudjoe, a writer who returns to his old neighborhood after a decade of self-imposed exile, obsessed with finding the lone boy who was seen running from the flames.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991.
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
ISBN: 9780679736509
Branch Call Number: FIC Widem
Characteristics: 199 p.: 21 cm.


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Apr 30, 2016

Depressing, totally incoherent and lacking cohesiveness. Some insightful lines, but lost in the tangents taken at every opportunity. If the author wants us to ponder the impacts of a world that does not take care of its people and in which politicians and people in general are corrupt, there must be a more direct way than this. Maybe a short-story format would have been less painful.

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