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Author Petry, Ann, 1908-1997, author.

Title The street ; The narrows / Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Library of America, [2019]
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC PETRY,A    DUE 08-03-20
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Fiction    FIC PETRY,A    DUE 09-07-20
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS La Pintoresca Branch On Order.
Description 806 pages ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The Library of America ; 314
Library of America ; 314.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 802-806).
Contents The street -- The narrows -- Other writings. The great secret ; Harlem ; The novel as social criticism -- Chronology -- Note on the texts -- Notes.
Summary "The Street follows Lutie Johnson, a young, newly single mother, as she struggles to make a better life for her son, Bub. An intimate account of the aspirations and challenges of black, female, working-class life, much of it set on a single block in Harlem, the novel exposes structural inequalities in American society while telling a complex human story, as overpriced housing, lack of opportunity, sexual harassment, and racism conspire to limit Lutie's potential and to break her buoyant spirit ... The Narrows (1953) is Petry's most ambitious and accomplished novel--a multi-layered, stylistically innovative exploration of themes of race, class, sexuality, gender, and power in postwar America. Centered around an adulterous interracial affair in a small Connecticut town between the young black scholar-athlete Link Williams and white, privileged munitions heiress Camilo Sheffield, it is also a fond, incisive community portrait, full of unforgettable minor characters, unexpected humor, and a rich sense of history. Also included in the volume are three of Petry's previously uncollected essays related to the novels and a newly researched chronology of the author's life, prepared with the assistance of her daughter Elisabeth Petry"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African Americans -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Equality -- Fiction.
Adultery -- Fiction.
Interracial dating -- Fiction.
Connecticut -- Fiction.
United States -- Race relations -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Novels.
Added Author Petry, Ann, 1908-1997. Street.
Petry, Ann, 1908-1997. Narrows.
Griffin, Farah Jasmine, editor.
Added Title Novels. Selections
Other Title Ann Petry
Cover Title Petry
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