In this wise, beguiling, beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, an award-winning playwright and author paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always, born a slave, and four generations of her African-American family.
About the Author
J. California Cooper is the author of the novels "Family" and "In Search of Satisfaction" and five collections of stories: "Homemade Love," the winner of the 1989 American Book Award; "A Piece of Mine"; "The Future Has a Past"; "Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime"; "The Matter Is Life" and "Some Soul to Keep," She is also the author of seventeen plays and has been honored as Black Playwright of the Year. In 1988, she received the James Baldwin Writing Award and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. She lives in California.
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“With power and grace, Cooper weaves the dialect, styles and myths of the South into a portrait of the hell that was slavery.... Masterful.”