New York: The Viking Press. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. 0670453072 . [solid copy, minor shelfwear, very light spotting to page edges; jacket shows light wear to edges and surface, some diagonal creasing in front flap]. Novel about a black teacher whose wife is white, and who goes to Texas to teach a summer course in "Basic Communication" at an all-black school (Bundy (Colored Agricultural and Normal) University), whose president is his uncle -- an "almost mythic, powerful -- even terrifying -- yet undeniably compelling man," who also happens to be "monstrous and sadistic." Standing in opposition to the University president is "Henry Prudhomme, veteran of a thousand marches and skirmishes of the black man's Revolution, eloquent preacher-Marxist, beloved campus guru." . (Inventory #: 14368)
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