Three Days Before the Shooting . . .
Three Days Before the Shooting . . .
Edited by Adam Bradley, John Callahan


At his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind several thousand pages of his unfinished second novel, which he had spent nearly four decades writing. Five years later, Random House published Juneteenth, drawn from the central narrative of Ellison's epic work in progress. Three Days Before the Shooting . . . gathers in one volume all the parts of that planned opus, including three major sequences never before published. Set in the frame of a deathbed vigil, the story is a gripping multigenerational saga centered on the assassination of a controversial, race-baiting U.S. senator who’s being tended to by an elderly black jazz musician turned preacher. Presented in their unexpurgated, provisional state, the narrative sequences brim with humor and tension, composed in Ellison’s magical jazz-inspired prose style. Beyond its compelling narratives, Three Days Before the Shooting . . . is perhaps most notable for its extraordinary insight into the creative process of one of this country’s greatest writers, and an essential, fascinating piece of Ralph Ellison’s legacy.

Title Three Days Before the Shooting . . .
Author Ralph Ellison
Edited by Adam Bradley, John Callahan
Publisher Modern Library
Title First Published 26 April 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 1136 p.
ISBN-10 0375759549
ISBN-13 9780375759543
Publication Date 26 April 2011
Main content page count 1136
Weight 32 oz.
 


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