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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 on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.

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Full title native son
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subject_facet African American men -- Fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction, Chicago -- Race relations -- Fiction, Crime -- Fiction, Criminals -- Fiction, Death row inmates -- Fiction, Murderers -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Trials (Murder) -- Fiction
title_display Native son
title_full Native Son, Native son / Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad, Native son / by Richard Wright ; with an introduction, "How 'Bigger' was born", by the author, Native son / by Richard Wright ; with an introduction, "How 'Bigger' was born," by the author ; afterword by John Reilly, Native son [sound recording] / by Richard Wright, Native son, by Richard Wright
title_short Native son
topic_facet African American men, African Americans, Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Crime, Criminals, Death row inmates, Fiction, Murderers, Psychological fiction, Race relations, Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character), Trials (Murder)