Back in print after more than five years, this is the extraordinary first short story collection by the author of 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.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
"In its strong folk flavor, Cooper's work reminds us of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston...It is a delight to read."
"The label 'short' story is a woefully inadequate description of these intensely, explicitly moral tales. 'Parable' is more appropriate. Cooper's stories are rich in wisdom and insight."
"J. California Cooper is indeed an extraordinary writer...She has the rare quality of a natural storyteller, and her work must carry the highest recommendation. Definitely a book that's worth reading."
--African Concord (Zimbabwe)