American Histories – John Edgar Wideman


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In this new short story collection, John Edgar Wideman takes the reader from the historical to the imaginary, the personal to the political, with a cast of real and fictional characters as diverse as Frederick Douglass, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Wideman’s own family. In one story Wideman imagines a conversation between white anti-slavery crusader John Brown and black abolitionist Frederick Douglass. In another story a man sits on the edge of the Williamsburg Bridge, considering whether to jump.