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The man who lived underground : a novel

Wright, Richard 1908-1960 (author.). Wright, Richard 1908-1960 Container of (work) : Memories of my grandmother. (Added Author). Wright, Malcolm, (writer of afterword.).


Summary: "Fred Daniels, a Black man, is picked up by the police after a brutal double murder and tortured until he confesses to a crime he did not commit. After signing a confession, he escapes from custody and flees into the city's sewer system."--

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  • ISBN: 1598536761
  • ISBN: 9781598536768
  • Physical Description: xii, 228 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Library of America, [2021]

Contents / Notes

General Note: "An unpublished novel by the author of Native son" -- jacket.
Includes companion essay Memories of My Grandmother.
Published for the first time, by special arrangement with the author's estate.
Formatted Contents Note: Prefactory note -- The man who lived underground -- Memories of my grandmother -- Afterword / by Malcolm Wright -- Note on the texts.
Subject: FICTION / Literary
FICTION / African American & Black / Urban & Street Lit
Sewerage Fiction
Dwellings Fiction
Race relations Fiction
Racism Fiction
Police misconduct Fiction
Psychological torture Fiction
False arrest Fiction
African American men Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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