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Nelson George


Night Work
2003

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Nelson George is the author of six novels and nine nonfiction books on African American culture. He has received two ASCAP-Deems Taylor awards, a Grammy Award, and has been a finalist twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has produced television programs for BET, VH1, and HBO, including the award-winning film Life Support, which he wrote and directed and is based on his sisterís life.

Find Nelson George on the web: www.nelsongeorge.com

This book starts in 1947, which was where I initially wanted to go. We meet a group of characters (it's an ensemble piece)... What the novel then does is to move backwards in time. We move back to 1944 to the drama of war, back to 1941, ultimately, and that movement takes us back through those characters' emotional journeys, and then covers their secrets and the connections between them.

- Sarah Waters
The Night Watch


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