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Lost in the City
EDWARD P. JONES

Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
20 reviews (1992) (256p)
National Book Award Finalist

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Book Description

The nation's capital that serves as the setting for the stories in Edward P. Jones's prizewinning collection, Lost in the City, lies far from the city of historic monuments and national politicians. Jones takes the reader beyond that world into the lives of African American men and women who work against the constant threat of loss to maintain a sense of hope. From "The Girl Who Raised Pigeons" to the well-to-do career woman awakened in the night by a phone call that will take her on a journey back to the past, the characters in these stories forge bonds of community as they struggle against the limits of their city to stave off the loss of family, friends, memories, and, ultimately, themselves.

Critically acclaimed upon publication, Lost in the City heralds Jones as a new talent, a writer whose unaffected style is not only evocative and forceful but also filled with insight and poignancy.


Other Award Winning Books by Edward P. Jones
All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones
22 reviews (2006) (416p) (PF)
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The Known World by Edward P. Jones
461 reviews (2003) (432p) (PP) (NBCCA) (NBA) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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Edward P. Jones Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 6  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 The Known World ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 The Known World ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 The Known World ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 The Known World ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 2 Lost in the City · The Known World ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 All Aunt Hagar's Children ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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