American Hunger by Richard Wright

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American Hunger, published posthumously in 1977, was originally intended as the second volume of Black Boy.


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Richard Wright has been writing strange, dark fictions for over a decade. Currently living with his wife and daughter in New Delhi, India, his stories have been widely published in the United Kingdom and USA. Most recently, his tales have been found in magazines and anthologies including World's Collider, Dark Faith: Invocations, Choices, Dark Faith, the Doctor Who collection Short Trips: Re:Collections, and the Iris Wildthyme anthology Wildthyme in Purple. He is the author of the novel Cuckoo, and the novella Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow. His apocalyptic new novel Thy Fearful Symmetry, bringing the end of the world to Glasgow, was released in 2012.
Published November 30, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 147 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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This long-withheld sequel to Black Boy (1945) is an affecting, illuminating register of the evolution of Wright's artistic and political consciousness in the ten-year period just before his first books were published.

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