The Wedding

Publisher Comments:
The publication of “The Wedding by Dorothy West, the last surviving member of the Harlem Renaissance, was not only a landmark literary event, but a commercial success as well. Readers across America responded to West’s delicat weaving of North and South, black and white, past and present in this “fascinating and engrossing tale” (“People) of race and class set in Martha’s Vineyard.In her first novel in forty-seven years, West offers a window into the rise of the black middle class as she lived it. Wise, heartfelt, and shattering, “The Wedding is Dorothy West’s crowning achievement, and one of the last books edited for Doubleday by the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Synopsis:
A “fascinating and engrossing tale” (People) by the last surviving member of the fabled Harlem Renaissance that explores universal truths of race, class, love, and social aspiration in a black enclave on Martha’s Vineyard during the 1950s.

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