Dorothy West: The Wedding

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Dorothy West's second and last novel, The Wedding (1995), was published forty-seven years after her debut novel, The Living Is Easy. In The Wedding, West returns readers to the still important issues of class and color-consciousness that she previously had explored in the exclusive circles of east-coast African Americans. After West's first novel was published, she received a grant from the Mary Roberts Rinehard Foundation to support her second book. This novel, The Wedding, also includes sections from another unfinished manuscript titled “Where the Wild Grape Grows,” an apparent allusion to the, perhaps unacknowledged, rule-breaking spirit that West will locate among staunch Oak Bluffs …

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Jimoh, A Yemisi. "The Wedding". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2001
[, accessed 29 November 2015.]

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  1. African American Fiction