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In this wise, beguiling, and beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, award-winning playwright and author J. California Cooper paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always and four generations of her African-American family.

About the Author

J. California Cooper is the author of several novels, including Some People, Some Places, and six collections of stories. She was honored as Black Playwright of the Year, and her work received the American Book Award, the James Baldwin Writing Award, and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. She died in 2014.

Praise For…

“With power and grace, Cooper weaves the dialect, styles and myths of the South into a portrait of the hell that was slavery.... Masterful.”
Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385411721
ISBN-10: 0385411723
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 1991
Pages: 240
Language: English