Native Son, And, How "Bigger" was Born
Widely acclaimed as one of the finest books ever written on race and class division in America, this powerful novel reflects the forces of poverty, injustice, and hopelessness that continue to shape our society. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny: by chance, it was for murder and rape. "Native Son" tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection of the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - br77rino - LibraryThing
The main character is Bigger Thomas, a black man who gets caught up with rich communist white kids and gets into trouble. Better than Ellison's Invisible Man. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - redrhondahonda - LibraryThing
I had to read this in highschool. I thought required reading would be boring and bland. I believe this book was incredible and sparked my hunger for good literature. Read full review