THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, Tales and Conjurations
New York: Atheneum, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - National Book Award winner's highly praised first collection of short stories, in which he explores the perennial problems of Western (and Eastern) thought against the the background of African American life. The Frankenstein story is recast as the tale of a young slave being remade in the image of his master's value. In another story a yound black M.D. in Illinois attends to a crash-landed extra-terrestial. SIGNED by the author. 169 pp. ISBN: 0-689-116535.