Sent for You Yesterday

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Sent for You Yesterday
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First edition
Author John Edgar Wideman
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Avon Books
Publication date
1983
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 208
ISBN 0-380-82644-5
OCLC 9450905
Preceded by Hiding Place
Followed by Brothers and Keepers

Sent for You Yesterday is a novel by the American writer John Edgar Wideman set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 1970s.

The novel tells the story of Albert Wilkes, who after seven years on the run, returns to Homewood, an African American neighborhood of the East End.

Sent for You Yesterday is the third volume of what some critics call The Homewood Trilogy. The other books are Damballah and Hiding Place. In 1992 the University of Pittsburgh Press published the three in one volume under the title The Homewood Books. In its preface Wideman admits discomfort with the term trilogy because it implies a plan of linking the volumes, and he did not compose the books that way.

References[edit]

  • Wideman, John Edgar (1992). The Homewood Books. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-3831-6.