Black Boy

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Harper Perennial
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5.6 X 8.2 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Richard Wright won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his novels, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation. He died in 1960.
Malcolm George Wright is an Australian maritime artist who has spent over five decades researching ships' camouflage, making notes while interviewing veterans and consulting official sources, photographs and the work of artists of the era. He lives in Reynella and has a large family. He is the author of several naval wargames books and has had articles published in various magazines over the years. He is an avid wargamer, modeller and the administrator and co administrator of several Facebook pages relating to warships, wargames, modelling and history. His service in the South Australian Police taught him a discipline of research and investigation as well as the patience to pursue difficult subjects.
John Edgar Wideman's books include, among others, Look for Me and I'll Be Gone, American Histories, Writing to Save a Life, Brothers and Keepers, Philadelphia Fire, Fatheralong, Hoop Roots, and Sent for You Yesterday. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. He is a MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. He divides his time between New York and France.


“A visceral and unforgettable account of a young black man's coming of age in the American south in the bitter decades before the civil rights movement.”--Guardian
“Superb.... A great American writer speaks with his own voice about matters that still resonate at the center of our lives.”--New York Times Book Review
“In this poignant and disturbing book one of the most gifted of America's younger writers turns from fiction to tell the story of his own life during the nineteen years he lived in the South.”--New York Times