If you’ve ever read Invisible Man, or you’re interested in American literary history, today is a huge day.
Sixteen years after Ralph Ellison’s death, and 58 years after the publication of Invisible Man, editors John F. Callahan and Adam Bradley are publishing the author’s long-awaited second novel: Three Days Before the Shooting. . .
These literary detectives sifted through and interpreted boxes and boxes of Ellison’s handwritten notes and pages, typewritten pages and information saved on floppy discs to create this extraordinary book. The finished product is 1,136 pages.
Read a BookPage Q&A with Callahan and Bradley to learn about Ellison’s shift in writing style; the second novel’s plot and characters; and what comes next for the editors after devoting so many years to a single project.
And enter to win a FREE copy of the book (which has a $50 price tag). Tell us in the comments: What is your favorite classic novel? Deadline: Friday at 10 a.m.