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Author: Petry, Ann

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published 17/12/2019 by Little, Brown Book Group (Virago Press Ltd) in the United Kingdom as part of the Virago Modern Classics series
Paperback | 416 pages

FROM A BESTSELLING AUTHOR With a new introduction by TAYARI JONES, author of An American Marriage'The prose is clear, the plot is page-turning, the characters are utterly believable' CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE'The first book by a black woman to sell more than a million copies' NEW YORK TIMES'My favourite type of novel, literary with an astonishing plot' 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 can be proud of. Having left her unreliable husband, Lutie believes that with hard work and resolve, she can begin again; she has faith in the American dream. But in her struggle to earn money and raise her son amid the violence, poverty and racial dissonance of her surroundings, Lutie is soon trapped: she is a woman alone, 'too good-looking to be decent', with predators at every turn.

The Street

SKU: 9780349012933
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