Paperback The street / Ann Petry.
Publication year: 2020
Edition: New edition / introduction by Tayari Jones.
Publisher: London : Virago,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780349012933 (pbk.) :
The poignant story of a young black woman attempting to bring her son up in the poverty and racial dissonance of wartime Harlem, initially published in 1946. Available here with a new introduction from Tayari Jones. With a new introduction by TAYARI JONES, author of An American Marriage'This is a wonderful novel - the prose is clear, the plot is page-turning, the characters are utterly believable' CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE'Ann Petry's first novel, The Street, was a literary event in 1946, praised and translated around the world - the first book by a black woman to sell more than a million copies . . . Her work endures not merely because of the strength of its message but its artistry' NEW YORK TIMES'My favorite type of novel, literary with an astonishing plot . . . insightful, prescient and unputdownable' TAYARI JONESNew York City, 1940s. In a crumbling tenement in Harlem, Lutie Johnson is determined to build a new life for herself and her eight-year-old boy, Bub - a life that she ca
Series title: Virago Modern Classics
416 pages ; 20 cm.
Great story. As relevant now as it was then.