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The Street
by Ann Petry

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    List Price: $15.99
    Format: Paperback, 400 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780358187547
    Imprint: Mariner Books
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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    Book Description:WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR TAYARI JONES

    "How can a novel’s social criticism be so unflinching and clear, yet its plot moves like a house on fire? I am tempted to describe Petry as a magician for the many ways that The Street amazes, but this description cheapens her talent … Petry is a gifted artist." — Tayari Jones, from the Introduction

    The Street follows the spirited Lutie Johnson, a newly single mother whose efforts to claim a share of the American Dream for herself and her young son meet frustration at every turn in 1940s Harlem. Opening a fresh perspective on the realities and challenges of black, female, working-class life, The Street became the first novel by an African American woman to sell more than a million copies.



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