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Fences by August Wilson
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Dec 29, 09

bookshelves: aa-lineage-male, aa-lineage-female, adult-classics, dramas, ya-african-american
Read in December, 2009

A story of human flaws and forgiveness in a black family living in the 1950s. Well-written... funny at times and tragic at others.

Words of Wisdom: You've got to take the crookeds with the straights(37).

Don't you go through life worrying about if somebody like you or not. You best be making sure they doing right by you. You understand what I'm saying, boy? (38)

When the sins of the fathers visit us
We do not have to play host.
We can banish them with forgiveness
As God, in His Largeness and Laws (prelude).


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