A Father's Law

A Father's Law

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Baker & Taylor
Written shortly before and left unfinished at the time of his death and published for the first time, a masterful novel by the author of Native Son explores one man's conflict over his dual roles as a black police officer and father, especially after he begins to suspect that his son is a murderer. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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Never before published, the final work of one of America's greatest writers

A Father's Law is the novel Richard Wright, acclaimed author of Black Boy andNative Son, never completed. Written during a six-week period near the end of his life, it appears in print for the first time, an important addition to this American master's body of work, submitted by his daughter and literary executor, Julia, who writes:

It comes from his guts and ends at the hero's "breaking point." It explores many themes favored by my father like guilt and innocence, the difficult relationship between the generations, the difficulty of being a black policeman and father, the difficulty of being both those things and suspecting that your own son is the murderer. It intertwines astonishingly modern themes for a novel written in 1960.

Prescient, raw, powerful, and fascinating, A Father's Law is the final gift from a literary giant.



Blackwell North Amer
A Father's Law is the novel Richard Wright, author of Black Boy and Native Son, never completed. Written during a six-week period near the end of his life, it appears in print for the first time, submitted by his daughter and literary executor, Julia, who writes:
"It comes from his guts and ends at the hero's 'breaking point.' It explores many themes favored by my father like guilt and innocence, the difficult relationship between the generations, the difficulty of being a black policeman and father, the difficulty of being both those things and suspecting that your own son is the murderer. It intertwines astonishingly modern themes for a novel written in 1960."

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2008]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780061349164
006134916X
Branch Call Number: FIC Wright, R 2008
Characteristics: xiii, 268, 32 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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