Native Son

£10.99

Bigger Thomas refuses to accept, like his mother or his girlfriend, the panaceas of religion or whisky. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman’s death, he is hunted relentlessly. He only finally realises his individuality by facing his death.

In stock

Description

Reissued to mark the 80th anniversary of Native Son‘s publication – discover Richard Wright’s brutal and gripping masterpiece this black history month.

‘[Native Son] possesses an artistry, penetration of thought, and sheer emotional power that places it into the front rank of American fiction’ Ralph Ellison

Reckless, angry and adrift, Bigger Thomas has grown up trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. But a job with the affluent Dalton family provides the setting for a catastrophic collision between his world and theirs. Hunted by citizen and police alike, and baited by prejudiced officials, Bigger finds himself the cause célèbre in an ever-narrowing endgame.

First published in 1940, Native Son shocked readers with its candid depiction of violence and confrontation of racial stereotypes. It went on to make Richard Wright the first bestselling black writer in America.

‘The most important and celebrated novel of Negro life to have appeared in America’ James Baldwin

WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY GARY YOUNGE

Additional information

Weight 0.379 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 3.2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

480

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.52 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Native Son

£10.99

In stock