Native son, and, How "Bigger" was born /

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Main Author: Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Cutchogue, NY : Buccaneer Books, c1993.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Starred Review. Wright's classic 1940 novel about a young African-American man who murders a white woman in 1930s Chicago is a truly remarkable literary accomplishment. Peter Francis James has never been better, bringing the character of Bigger Thomas to life in a profound and moving performance that is as touching as it is truthful. James's powerful baritone demands to be heard, captivating listeners with Wright's realistic portrayal of life in the inner city, capturing the mood of each and every scene. With moderate yet believable variations in tone and dialect for each of the characters, James ignites the collective imagination of his audience. Wright's novel is real, raw and brutally honest and James's reading follows suit. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.

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