The Resource Exile blues, Douglas Gary Joseph Freeman

Exile blues, Douglas Gary Joseph Freeman

Label
Exile blues
Title
Exile blues
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Gary Joseph Freeman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Preston Downs, Jr., alias Prez, slides down the emergency chute onto the frozen tarmac at the Montréal airport, little does he know that returning home to Washington D.C. or to his adopted city, Chicago, would now be impossible. Events had sped by after a dust-up with the Chicago police. With a new name and papers, he finds himself in a foreign city where people speak French and life is douce compared to the one he fled. Son of a World War II vet, Prez grows up in the 50s in D.C., a segregated city, and learns early that black lives don't much matter. As a leader in the streets, his journey from boyhood to manhood means acquiring fighting skills to lead and unify long before losing his virginity. Smart and skeptical, but with a code of ethics, he, like every black kid, wants to be Malcolm, Martin or at least a "soul brother," which inspires fear among the powers that be. Spotted while an A student at Howard University in 1964, Prez is invited to do an interdisciplinary course with field work on Civil Rights in Chicago, a city as divided as Gettysburg was a hundred years earlier. Faced with police-state conditions, dubious armed gangs, spies and provocateurs, Prez and the young women and men he works with are propelled into a head-on fight with police. James Baldwin wrote that the blues began "on the auction block," others say it started with their kidnapping from Africa. Prez was born in exile, with the blues. Only someone who has lived through that period can write an enthralling and passionate story like Exile Blues
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, Douglas Gary
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American college students
  • Civil rights movements
  • Riots
  • Exiles
  • Americans
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Exile blues, Douglas Gary Joseph Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781771862004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1096469232
  • (OCoLC)1096469232
Label
Exile blues, Douglas Gary Joseph Freeman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781771862004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1096469232
  • (OCoLC)1096469232

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