Faith and the Good Thing

Faith and the Good Thing

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
Readers follow Faith Cross's journey from her mother's Baptist funeral, to a life of prostitution, and later to a loveless marriage in Chicago, as she searches for what her mother called "the Good Thing," in a new edition of Johnson's acclaimed first novel, first published in 1974.

Simon and Schuster
Faith Cross, a beautiful and purely innocent young black woman, is told by her dying mother to go and get herself "a good thing." Thus begins an extraordinary pilgrim's progress that takes Faith from the magic and mysticism of the rural South to the promises and perils of modern-day Chicago. It is an odyssey that propels Faith from the degradation of prostitution, drugs, and drink into a faceless middle-class reality, and finally into a searing tragedy that ironically leads to the discovery of the real Good Thing. National Book Award-winner Charles Johnson's first novel, originally published in 1974, puts the life-affirming soul of the African-American experience at the summit of American storytelling.

Publisher: New York, N.Y., USA : Plume, 1991
New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, 2001
Edition: First Scribner paperback Fiction edition
ISBN: 9780452266902
Branch Call Number: FICTION JOHNS...C
Characteristics: 238 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 1974


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