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The wedding (abridged) [electronic resource] / Dorothy West.

West, Dorothy. (Author). Taylor, Regina. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Read by Regina Taylor. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 9780743547772 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0743547772 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Abridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio : 1998.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Regina Taylor.
Summary, etc.:
From Dorothy West, the last surviving member of the Harlem Renaissance, The Wedding is an intimate glimpse into African American middle class. Set on bucolic Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s, this is the story of life in the Oval, a proud, insular community made up of the best and brightest of the East Coast's black bourgeoisie. Within this inner circle of "blue-vein society," we witness the prominent Coles family gather for the wedding of the loveliest daughter, Shelby, who could have chosen from "a whole area of eligible men of the right colors and the right professions." Instead, she has fallen in love with and is about to be married to Meade Wyler, a white jazz musician from New York. A shock wave breaks over the Oval as its longtime members grapple with the changing face of its community. With elegant, luminous prose, Dorothy West crowns her literary career by illustrating one family's struggle to break the shackles of race and class.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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