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Drop

by Mat Johnson

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Chris Jones has a gift for creating desire-a result of his own passionate desire to be anywhere but where he is, to be anyone but himself. Sick of the constraints of his black working-class town, he uses his knack for creating effective ad campaigns to land a dream job in London. But life soon takes a turn for the worse, and Chris finds himself back in Philly where his only job prospect is answering the phones at the electric company. Surounded by the down-and-out, Chris hits rock bottom. Only a stroke of inspiration and faith can get him back on his feet. The funny and heartfelt tale of a young black man who, in the process of trying to break free from the city he dispises, comes to terms with himself. 'Nuanced, elegant and witty' -Publishers Weekly 'A very humorous debut novel... Johnson's poetic reflections recall the work of James Baldwin....Wonderfully written.' -Library Journal A passionate and original new voice of the African-American literary tradition. Mat Johnson received his MFA from Columbia, where he studied under Michael Cunningham and Maureen Howard. He lives in New Jersey with his wife. 'Johnson's talent is obvious from the get-go... [Drop is] comical, serious, and eloquent-all at the same time.'-The Washington Post Book World.


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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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  • Release date: February 16, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781596918191
  • Release date: February 16, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9781596918191
  • File size: 253 KB
  • Release date: February 16, 2011


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Chris Jones has a gift for creating desire-a result of his own passionate desire to be anywhere but where he is, to be anyone but himself. Sick of the constraints of his black working-class town, he uses his knack for creating effective ad campaigns to land a dream job in London. But life soon takes a turn for the worse, and Chris finds himself back in Philly where his only job prospect is answering the phones at the electric company. Surounded by the down-and-out, Chris hits rock bottom. Only a stroke of inspiration and faith can get him back on his feet. The funny and heartfelt tale of a young black man who, in the process of trying to break free from the city he dispises, comes to terms with himself. 'Nuanced, elegant and witty' -Publishers Weekly 'A very humorous debut novel... Johnson's poetic reflections recall the work of James Baldwin....Wonderfully written.' -Library Journal A passionate and original new voice of the African-American literary tradition. Mat Johnson received his MFA from Columbia, where he studied under Michael Cunningham and Maureen Howard. He lives in New Jersey with his wife. 'Johnson's talent is obvious from the get-go... [Drop is] comical, serious, and eloquent-all at the same time.'-The Washington Post Book World.


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