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IN THE SHADOW OF THE PEACOCK by G. Edwards-Yearwood/1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE---------------------IN THE SHADOW OF THE PEACOCK by Grace Edwards-Yearwood. The Peacock is a bar in Harlem whose lights cast flickering shadows in the apartment where Frieda has lived with her daughter Celia since the child's birth during a riot in the early 1940s. Celia's father died in that riot trying to save a little boy's grandmother from a burning building. The shock of his death, added to earlier abuse suffered in the South, instills permanent fear in Frieda's heart; as a result, Celia's upbringing is strict and carefully controlled. Forbidden to accept a scholarship to a college outside the city, Celia stays in New York and falls in love with a young man whose experience and style are light-years beyond her own. When her uncles discover that he is the boy who sent Celia's father into the fire, they quietly force him to leave, fearing Frieda will collapse under the strain of that connection. Celia finishes school during the ferment of the '60s and finds a job in publishing, aware that she is one of the new token blacks. Pulling away from her mother, she visits a friend who has moved to the Caribbean and falls in love with a man who asks her to stay. She returns to New York uncertain of her previous ambitions, knowing that she must decide what kind of life she will live. Paying full tribute to the power of love, this first novel is vibrant with emotion and rich with the color and texture of everyday life in Harlem during the '40s, '50s and '60s. The author bears convincing witness to the hopes and sorrows of Celia's coming of age. You are bidding on the stated Ballantine First Edition from February 1989. Both the cover and the book are in minty-mint condition---as if untouched by human hands. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (they still crackle) (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITIONS! EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! IF BEST OFFER IS NOT A LISTED CHOICE, SEND ME A NOTE AND IT WILL BE. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE----(NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items! ***Special*** Just because it's June, June, June..... BUY 1, GET 1 FREE!!! Details: Choose any book (sorry, no other items, and best offer does not apply) in the store BARRY'S BARGAIN BIN, and get the second book FREE! (s h applies to each item). How-to-do-it: Purchase your first book from the store, and indicate in "ask seller a question" what your choice for your FREE book will be (free book must be of equal or lesser value to a maximum of 24.99). I will remove that listing (first come, first served) and it will be shipped upon payment of your order. There is no limit to the number of purchases and FREE items!!! Offer expires June 21, 2005. ***DUE TO A MULTITUDE OF REQUESTS, THIS OFFER WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER---UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5.*** PLAN YOUR SUMMER READING NOW!!
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