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Native Son / Richard Wright.

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  • ISBN: 9780062357250 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 545 pages ; 19 cm
  • Date Published: 2014,c1940.

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Summary, etc.: 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, Richard Wright's novel is just as powerful today as when it was written -- in its reflection of poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America.
Study Program Information Note: Recommended college reading list.
Subject: African American men > Fiction.
Recommended college reading list.
Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character)
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.

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