|Format:||Print Book 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 16 Libraries 29 of 29 copies|
A multilayered memoir of basketball, family, home, love, and race, John Edgar Wideman's Hoop Roots brings "a touch of Proust to the blacktop" (Time) as it tells of the author's love for a game he can no longer play. Beginning with the scruffy backlot playground he discovered in Pittsburgh some fifty years ago, Wideman works magical riffs that connect black music, language, culture, and sport. His voice modulates from nostalgic to outraged, from scholarly to streetwise, in describing the game that has sustained his passion throughout his life.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Wideman, John Edgar
-- Childhood and youth.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
African American authors -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Boston :Houghton Mifflin Company,2003
|Edition||First Mariner books edition.|
"A Mariner book."
242 pages ; 22 cm