Books by Mississippi Writers 1996-2010
A Novel by Richard Wright Harperperennial (Paperback, $10, ISBN: 0060929804, 9/1998) Richard Wright's Native Son is an essential text of African-American literature and a great piece of reading. The novel is the tragic story of Bigger Thomas, a hard-working, honest black man trying to get by in the white man's world. When he takes a job as a chauffeur for a wealthy white family with a left-leaning college-age daughter, he sees trouble inexplicably coming his way. How it happens will leave you spellbound, and will also show how a person with the best intentions can be trapped in a noose of race and class.