The Man Who Cried I Am: A Novel by John A. Williams

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'“The most powerful novel about blacks in America since Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.” —San Francisco Examiner “A bitter, beautiful, and feverish depiction of the failed promises of the civil-rights era.” —The New Yorker  “A blockbuster . . . an intensely American book—bitter, frank, honest . . . At the same time, the book soars past American boundaries. Readers white and black may find in it either hope or terror.” —The New York Times Book Review   “An exceptionally powerful novel . . . gracefully written, angry but acute, committed but controlled, obviously timely, but deserving of attention for far more than that.” —The New York Times   “Absorbing and disturbing . . . a book to keep you reading into the midnight hours.” —Chicago Tribune   “An absorbing story . . . driven by a furious beat, and constantly illuminated by the real-life drama behind the fictional one.” —The Nation   “Its insights are considerable; its power cannot be gainsaid; its humanity everywhere abounds; its anger and its pain are its triumphs.” —The Plain Dealer   “Probably the best novel written about the 1960s . . . John A. Williams is probably the best African-American writer of the century.” —Ishmael Reed   “Very powerful . . . Obviously in the Baldwin and Ellison class . . . Magnificent.” —John Fowles   “A big, overpowering book . . . It is impossible not to be moved by Mr. Williams’s tormented hero.” —The Daily Telegraph'
'“The most powerful novel about blacks in America since Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.” —San Francisco Examiner “A bitter, beautiful, and feverish depiction of the failed promises of the civil-rights era.” —The New Yorker  “A blockbuster . . . an intensely American book—bitter, frank, honest . . . At the same time, the book soars past American boundaries. Readers white and black may find in it either hope or terror.” —The New York Times Book Review   “An exceptionally powerful novel . . . gracefully written, angry but acute, committed but controlled, obviously timely, but deserving of attention for far more than that.” —The New York Times   “Absorbing and disturbing . . . a book to keep you reading into the midnight hours.” —Chicago Tribune   “An absorbing story . . . driven by a furious beat, and constantly illuminated by the real-life drama behind the fictional one.” —The Nation   “Its insights are considerable; its power cannot be gainsaid; its humanity everywhere abounds; its anger and its pain are its triumphs.” —The Plain Dealer   “Probably the best novel written about the 1960s . . . John A. Williams is probably the best African-American writer of the century.” —Ishmael Reed   “Very powerful . . . Obviously in the Baldwin and Ellison class . . . Magnificent.” —John Fowles   “A big, overpowering book . . . It is impossible not to be moved by Mr. Williams’s tormented hero.” —The Daily Telegraph'
Publisher: The Overlook Press ISBN: 9781504033558 Pages: 430