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Joe Turner's Come and Gone: A Play in Two Acts

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9780452260092
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When Herald Loomis arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse after seven years' impressed labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, he is a free man-in body.
 
Reviews:
 
As rich in religious feeling as in historical detail, Joe Turner is at once a teeming canvas of black America and a spiritual allegory with a Melville whammy . . . Joe Turner is flecked with hypnotic storytelling soliloquies as grittily redolent of itinerant America as those in The Iceman Cometh.--Frank Rich, The New York Times

Has the haunting power of a ghost story . . . bold theatricality . . . electrifying.--The Washington Post

August Wilson's best play!--William A. Henry III, Time magazine

Joe Turner's Come and Gone is one of the best American plays of the decade . . . he takes us through joy and disaster, hatred and love; he pulls few punches and in the end he has contributed not only to the stature of American playwrighting but to our understanding of our society. A rich, rewarding play, that rare work what entertains while it teaches.--The Providence Journal

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Author:
August Wilson
ISBN-10:
0452260094
Pages:
94
Publisher:
Plume Books
Publication Date:
October 30, 1988
Binding:
Paperback