"One of the most profound and courageous writers at work today." — Michael Cunningham (The Hours). This Stonewall Book Award-winning novel traces the life and unrealized dreams of a homosexual African-American poet. Beautifully written in reverse chronological order, the story opens with Arnold Hawley's lonely old age, revisits his ill-fated marriage, and concludes with his arrival in New York City, where he forms a lasting bond with his formidable aunt.
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About the Author
Author, professor, and literary critic Samuel R. Delany has received both Nebula and Hugo awards. In addition to his bestselling science-fiction novel Dhalgren, he has written literary fiction, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS part i THE PRIZE part ii VASHTI IN THE DARK part iii THE BOOK OF PICTURES HISTORICAL NOTE HISTORICAL NOTE TO THE DOVER EDITION