by Ann Petry
Paperback, 435 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $14.95 | purchase
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Explores the life and dreams of a young woman who struggles to raise her son in a suffocating ghetto world of racism, human degradation, and uncontrolled violence
June 16, 2008 Twenty years ago, author and literature professor Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina was looking for an undiscovered classic for her African-American-fiction class. What she found was Ann Petry's The Street, and she's been teaching it ever since.
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