Book Reviews of CRABCAKES: A MEMOIR

CRABCAKES: A MEMOIR
CRABCAKES A MEMOIR
Author: James Alan McPherson
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ISBN-13: 9780684847962
ISBN-10: 0684847965
Publication Date: 1/27/1999
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Odd book. I probably wouldn't have read it, except it was a required reading for a contemprorary Literature course.

With the same grace and lyrical precision that distinguish his vibrant short stories, James McPherson surveys the emotional upheaval of his last twenty-one years. From Baltimore, MD to Cambridge, MA, to IA, and Japan, Crabcakes witnesses McPherson's confrontation with the past, and his struggle to make sense of it and to bind it, peacefully, to the present. His elliptical search for meaning -and his ultimate understanding of what makes us human- finds in Crabcakes a powerful and enduring voice.