Look For Me and I'll Be Gone

John Edgar Wideman


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Canongate Books
3 November 2022
ISBN: 9781838855178
336 pages

From the publisher

'This is truly inimitable storytelling' Observer
'[A] master of language' New York Times

A boy stands alone, unable to enter the room in which his grandfather's coffin lies. Freddie Jackson's song 'You Are My Lady' plays on the car radio as a son is brought to a prison cell in Arizona. A narrator contemplates the Atlanta child murders from 1979.

Look For Me and I'll Be Gone is vital reading for anyone interested in the state of America today. Historical and contemporary, intimate and expansive, the stories here represent a pioneering writer whose innovation, form and imagination know no bounds.