Linden Hills

Linden Hills

Book - 1985
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A powerful look at an affluent black community from Gloria Naylor (1950-2016), the National Book Award-winning author of The Women of Brewster Place

A world away from Brewster Place, yet intimately connected to it, lies Linden Hills. With its showcase homes, elegant lawns, and other trappings of Wealth, Linden Hills is not unlike other affluent black communities. But residence in this community is indisputable evidence of "making it." Although no one knows what the precise qualifications are, everyone knows that only certain people get to live there - and that they want to be among them. In a resonant novel that takes as it's model Dante's Inferno , Gloria Naylor reveals the truth about the American dream - that the price of success may very well be on a journey down to the lowest circle of hell.

"With Linden Hills , Naylor has constructed a place for herself among the leading contemporary writers of fiction." - Los Angeles Times Book Review
Publisher: New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1985.
ISBN: 9780140088298
Branch Call Number: NAY
Characteristics: 304 p.


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Feb 22, 2013

One of the best modernizations of Dante's Inferno I've ever read. There's a slight folktale/larger than life quality to the story as well. The ending will make you shiver. At least I hope it does.

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