Three Days Before the Shooting
[the Unfinished Second Novel]Book - 2010
"This book gathers together in one volume, for the first time, all of the parts of a planned novel, including three major sequences never before published. Set in the frame of a deathbed vigil, the story is a multigenerational saga centered on the assassination of the controversial, Senator Adam Sunraider, who's being tended to by "Daddy" Hickman, the elderly black jazz-musician-turned-preacher who raised the orphan Sunraider as a light-skinned black in rural Georgia. Presented in their unexpurgated, provisional state, the narrative sequences form a deeply poetic, moving, and profoundly entertaining book, brimming with humor and tension, composed in Ellison's magical jazz-inspired prose style and marked by his incomparable ear for vernacular speech."--Amazon.com
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed., 2010 Modern Library ed.
Characteristics: xxix, 1101 p. ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: 3 days before the shooting--