In 1938, Richard Wright exposed the strange and coded universe of Jim Crow racism to the entire world with a hard-hitting essay and five remarkable and devastating short stories. Exhibiting a deft ear and a sense of righteous humanity, narrator Adam Lazarre-White finds the distinct voice of each character in this seminal collection. Portrayals include the youthful exuberance and fear of Big Boy and Bobo in "Big Boy Leaves Home," the tired desperation of Mann as he tries to save his family in "Down By The Riverside," and the angry white vigilantes who beat and whip a preacher in "Fire and Cloud." Realistic, visceral, violent, and honest--these are stories that mattered and still matter today, and Lazarre-White reads them that way. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780063004238 $26.99
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