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Native son

by Wright, Richard, 1908-1960,

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library CD Book CD BK F WRI
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  CD Book
Call Number  CD BK F WRI
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD WRIGHT Richard
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  CD WRIGHT Richard
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bigger Thomas, of the Chicago slums, is a criminal but, larger, a victim of the white world. This lasting novel was the first to deal on a large-scale, graphic basis with the abysmal conditions of ghetto life, paving the way for others to write similarly, truthfully, about life and still see their work published."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Starred Review. Wright's classic 1940 novel about a young African-American man who murders a white woman in 1930s Chicago is a truly remarkable literary accomplishment. Peter Francis James has never been better, bringing the character of Bigger Thomas to life in a profound and moving performance that is as touching as it is truthful. James's powerful baritone demands to be heard, captivating listeners with Wright's realistic portrayal of life in the inner city, capturing the mood of each and every scene. With moderate yet believable variations in tone and dialect for each of the characters, James ignites the collective imagination of his audience. Wright's novel is real, raw and brutally honest and James's reading follows suit. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
African American men -- Fiction.
Death row inmates -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Murderers -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper Audio,2008
Contributors James, Peter Francis, narrator.
Harper Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Performed by Peter Francis James.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 15 audio discs (17 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780061457838
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