Literature and Fiction books
Series: The Virginia Bookshelf
Paperback: 382 pages
Publisher: University of Virginia Press; 1 edition (May 29, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 3431347
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In the hardboiled tradition of Chester Himes and Walter Mosely, Robert Deane Pharr's novel tells the tale of two black men, Dave and Blueboy, traveling waiters who establish themselves as numbers runners in a fictionalized Richmond of the 1930s. Published to great acclaim in 1969, The Book of Numbers centers on powerful themes of truth and illusion, myth and legend, and vividly conveys a sense of ...
The Book Of Numbers (The Virginia Bookshelf) reviews:
I discovered this book in the Redondo Beach CA library and bought my own copy a few years ago. I am a somewhat cynical reader and rarely am truly affected by a novel. I confess, I worked in Hollywoo...