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    • Chester B. Himes

    • A Biography
    • By: Lawrence P. Jackson
    • Narrated by: Ruffin Prentiss III
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In this biography of Chester B. Himes (1909-1984), Lawrence P. Jackson depicts the improbable life of the controversial writer whose novels confront sexuality, racism, and social injustice. In absorbing detail, Jackson explores Chester Himes's middle-class origins, eight years in prison, painful odyssey as a black World War II-era artist, and escape to Europe, where Himes became internationally famous for his Harlem detective series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real Cool Writer

    • By Andre on 08-12-17

    Regular price: $38.49