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Native Son (Abridged)

Native Son (Abridged)
Author: Richard Wright
ISBN 13: 9780060533489
ISBN 10: 6053348
Edition: Rev Abr
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2003-09-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 398
List Price: $14.99

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.

Gloria Naylor

Native Son taught me that it's all right to have passion within your work.