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Native Son (Perennial Classics)

 
 
 
 
Native Son (Perennial Classics)
Author: Richard A. Wright
ISBN 13: 9780060837563
ISBN 10: 6083756
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 1993
Format: N/A
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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.