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The Piano Lesson, Wilson, August
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Author Name    Wilson, August

Title   The Piano Lesson

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Plume

ISBN Number    0452265347 / 9780452265349

Seller ID   SKU9142286

0452265347 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," " and the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Fences. In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson," " Wilson has fashioned his most haunting and dramatic work yet.

At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real "piano lesson," reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.

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