Middle Passage


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$17.00  $15.81
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
5.3 X 8.08 X 0.47 inches | 0.42 pounds

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About the Author

Charles Johnson, recipient of a 1998 MacArthur Foundation Award, is the author of five works of fiction, including Dreamer. He has received many honors and awards, including the National Book Award. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington.


Long after we'd stopped believing in the great American novel, along comes a spellbinding adventure story that may be just that.-- "Chicago Tribune"
A novel in the honorable tradition of Billy Budd and Moby Dick... heroic in proportion...fiction that hooks into the mind.-- "The New York Times Book Review"
A rousing adventure yarn that resonates with and echoes the spirit of early sea stories...Johnson has fashioned a tale of travel and tragedy, yearning and history, and done so from a different, rarely explored viewpoint....Middle Passage is a story of slavery, often brilliant in its structure and riveting in the way it's told.-- "San Francisco Chronicle"
Middle Passage is both unexpectedly funny and highly intellectual.-- "Washington Post"
Highly readable...by turns mimicking historical romance, slave narrative, picaresque tale, parable, and sea yarn, indebted to Swift, Coleridge, Melville, and Conrad.-- "Los Angeles Times Book Review"
A vivid and compelling work.-- "Essence"
A fascinating allegory of the way black and whites came together in this country...Johnson's remarkable novel challenges us.-- "USA Today"
A savage parable of the black experience in America...blending confessional, ship's log, and adventure...in luxuriant, intoxicating prose.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Middle Passage resonates...a spirited adventure tale daringly spun off the realm of myth.-- "Newsday"