Standing at the Scratch Line

Standing at the Scratch Line

A Novel

Book - 1998
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An exuberant novel about dreaming big dreams and honouring black heroes. A page turner full of pride, energy and passionate people' - Black Issues Book Review 'A big, good-hearted book, carried along all but effortlessly by the power of the images it has tapped into and by Guy Johnson's remarkably adroit writing' - The Washington Post The excellently received debut novel by the son of writer Maya Angelou, this is a sweeping saga that takes in much of the history of black people in America in the first decades of the 20th century.'
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, c1998.
ISBN: 9780375756672
Branch Call Number: JOHNSON
Characteristics: 555 pages ; 20 cm.


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nutty7688 Aug 30, 2012

A very good read. Taken place in the late 1800s about a young man who was an avenger of justice.

Jul 16, 2012

Johnson's ability to write an adventure and create a hero with which people across social ethnic groups can relate. I did find it interesting that his female protagonist was an "Eve" character whose unforgiving flaws were the ultimate demise of men. The promotion of violence as a necessary and masculine devise for success in the world was also noteworthy.


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