Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Mosquito
  • Written by Gayl Jones
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780807083475
  • Our Price: $39.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Mosquito

Mosquito

Written by Gayl JonesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Gayl Jones

Mosquito Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Mosquito
  • Email this page - Mosquito
  • Print this page - Mosquito
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
PRAISE PRAISE
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
fiction (7)
fiction (7)
Synopsis

Synopsis

Bury those easy-to-read Black romance books. Mosquito is where African-American literature is heading as we approach the twenty-first century.--E. Ethelbert Miller, Emerge
Praise

Praise

If you're acquainted with the lyrical tug of Alice Walker's The Color Purple, then you'll find something familiar and compelling about the narrative voice in Gayl Jones's newest novel, Mosquito. . . . Mosquito's voice is melodic, direct, and so conversational that it hooks us immediately and makes us surrender fully to the narrative. . . . To be sure, these observations crackle with wit and a joyful, almost child-like candor.--Quinn Eli, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Gayl Jones is the black writer we all want to be when we grow up . . . Mosquito is Gayl Jones unbound, but certainly not untethered nor without her still prodigious storehouses of language, craft, and storytelling prowess."--Greg Tate, Voice Literary Supplement

"Mosquito will amuse and confuse and instruct and pique and exhaust you. Sometimes the anecdotes are so good you call up friends to share them. There are a hundred times you want to shout, 'Right on!'"--Sandra Scofield, Chicago Tribune

"Most apparent and most surprising, is Jones's sense of humor. When she's at her best, her sly, subversive wit echoes Ishmael Reed at his most sarcastic."--Jabari Asim, Washington Post Book World

"Undoubtedly a literary tour de force."--James A. Miller, Boston Globe

  • Mosquito by Gayl Jones
  • February 01, 2000
  • Fiction
  • Beacon Press
  • $39.95
  • 9780807083475

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: