The 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction returns with a collection of 14 short stories, rife with characters who will stay with you well beyond the last page
Edward P. Jones, the bestselling and prize-winning author of ‘The Known World’, returns to the form that first inspired him – the short story
In this collection, Jones returns to the city that inspired his first book, ‘Lost in the City’. This is the story of Washington DC, a city full of bustling life, bursting forth from the banks of the swampy Potomac. These are the stories of the city's ordinary inhabitants, its labourers and lawyers, sailors and nuns, children and pensioners – people who in Jones's masterful hands emerge as fully human and morally complex.
Casting his net wide, Jones explores the American Dream on an epic canvas, from the dawn of the twentieth century until modern times. His memorable cast of characters find themselves caught between the old ways of the agricultural America of their past and the temptations of the big city, struggling against the inequities locked within slavery's legacy.
Both witty and poignant, touching and shocking, this collection is sure to make a lasting impression and further confirm Jones as one of the masters of the genre.
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Reviews for ‘The Known World’:
'A very moving epic.' Andrea Levy, author of ‘Small Island’
'Majestic…[its] cumulative effect devastates.' Daily Telegraph
'A moral epic, skilfully and sensitively constructed.' Sunday Times
'A powerful experience…rich in character and plot.' Guardian
'A masterpiece.' Time MagazineAbout the Author:
Edward P. Jones won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was nominated for the National Book Award for his debut collection of stories, ‘Lost in the City’ and received the Pulitzer Prize for ‘The Known World’. He lives in Virginia, USA.
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