The Street

Ann Petry (Author) Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
January 07, 2020
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 1.3 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780358187547

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About the Author

Ann Petry was the acclaimed author of the adult novel The Street, a groundbreaking literary work about life in Harlem, which sold over a million copies. She also wrote several books for young readers, including Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, the story of the courageous and heroic woman who struggled and fought for her people before and during the Civil War.

Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, including Silver Sparrow, The Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. A winner of numerous literary awards, she is a professor of creative writing at Emory University. Visit her website at www.tayarijones.com.

Reviews

"Petry is the writer we have been waiting for; hers are the stories we need to fully illuminate the questions of our moment, while also offering a page-turning good time. Ann Petry, the woman, had it all, and so does her insightful, prescient and unputdownable prose."
-- Tayari Jones, New York Times Book Review

"A major literary invention . . . A truly great book."
--The Los Angeles Times

"Overflows with the classic pity and terror of good imaginative writing."
--The New York Times

"A powerful, uncompromising work of social criticism. To this day, few works of fiction have so clearly illuminated the devastating impact of racial injustice."
--Coretta Scott King

"A classic of American realism . . . The Street rushes toward its fatalistic climax like a train toward a washed-out bridge."
--Newsday