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The Cotillion or One Good Bull is Half the Herd

Killens, John Oliver

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ISBN 10: 0671270729 / ISBN 13: 9780671270728
Published by Trident Press, New York, 1971
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: The Cotillion or One Good Bull is Half the ...

Publisher: Trident Press, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: Second Printing

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Beautiful, high-stepping Yoruba of Harlem is invited to the annual cotillion thrown by African American high society of Queens. Caught between the indifference of her father, the excitement of her social-climbing mother, and her prodigal boyfriend's militancy, Yoruba persuades her sister debutantes to challenge the aging doyennes in one of the most sidesplitting scenes in American literature.

Nominated for a Pulitzer in 1972, Killens's uproarious satire captures the conflicts within black society in the 1960s. The Cotillion is the fourth title in Coffee House Press's acclaimed Black Arts Movement series.

John Oliver Killens was born in Macon, Georgia in 1916. Co-founder of the Harlem Writers Guild, he taught at Howard and Columbia Universities. His other novels include And Then We Heard the Thunder, and The Great Black Russian.

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Alexs D. Pate's debut novel Losing Absalom received a Minnesota Book Award and was named Best First Novel by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Additional novels include the New York Times best-seller Amistad, Finding Makeba, The Multicultiboho Sideshow, and West of Rehoboth. Pate, born in Philadelphia, now teaches at the University of Minnesota.

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