Sent for You Yesterday by John Edgar Wideman

The book is a poignant tale set in Homewood, Pittsburgh, which explores themes of love, loss, and the power of memory. The narrative revolves around a trio of characters - Albert Wilkes, a charismatic but troubled musician who returns home after a seven-year absence; Lucy, the woman he left behind, and her brother Carl who has always looked up to Albert. As they navigate their complex relationships and personal demons, the story delves into the historical and societal realities of the African-American community in the 20th century.

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