The nation's capital that serves as the setting for the stories
in Edward P. Jones's prizewinning collection, Lost in the City,
lies far from the city of historic monuments and national
politicians. Jones takes the reader beyond that world into the
complicated lives of African American men, women, and even
children, such as the girl set to begin elementary school in "The
First Day," who work against the constant threat of loss to
maintain a sense of hope. From "The Girl Who Raised Pigeons" to the
well-to-do career woman awakened in the night by a phone call that
will take her on a journey back to the past, the characters in
these stories forge bonds of community as they struggle against the
limits of their city to stave off the loss of family, friends,
memories, and, ultimately, themselves.
Critically acclaimed upon publication, Lost in the City
introduced Jones as an undeniable talent, a writer whose unaffected
style is not only evocative and forceful but also filled with
insight and poignancy.
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