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Author: Ann Petry Narrator: Danielle Deadwyler Publisher: HMH Adult Audio Audio Length: Release Date: August 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780358539438

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The classic urban tale of a young black woman's struggle to raise her son alone amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of 1940s Harlem.

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  • "Overflows with the classic pity and terror of good imaginative writing." The New York Times

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  • Once again a standing ovation is due for this American classic."

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Completely undervalued work. Petry is comparable to Virginia Wolfe in detail, and a master of emotion. "

    - Regina, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " All I have to say is this - if at any time you feel the need to stop reading this book - keep reading! The end of the book was sooo sad, I just didn't see it turning out that way. That's all I'm saying... "

    - Angela, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book definitely has some problems--there's a sort of repetition of the same details over and over without giving them any new meaning that drove me crazy for a while--but it's also pretty devastating and made me cry, which is really the criterion by which I judge most books. And the social criticism as nearly as applicable today as it was when Petry wrote the book 60 years ago. Scary. "

    - Matt, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really liked this book about a black woman with a son trying to make it on her own. "

    - Mary, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A vivid and quite depressing view into what it was like to live as a single African American mother in 1940s New York. "

    - Jamie, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The rawness of Richard Wright, the wisdom of Toni Morrison. First read in 1970s and never Ann Petry. "

    - Rosemari, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A product that is really a reflective piece on the Harlem Renaissance coming in the 1950s. Really liked the female perspective on the race problem as well as underlying gender issues that came along with that. "

    - Kristin, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I just couldn't stay with this one. I'm over half done and it's just so dark with so many grotesque characters it was way too depressing to finish. I probably wouldn't have read as much as I did, but didn't have anything else new in the house to read. "

    - Cheryl, 1/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Deeply moving, tragic portrayal of one woman's life in Harlem in the 1940s as she attempts to rise from poverty and oppression to make a better life for herself and her son. "

    - Phoebe, 12/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Seriously...one of the GREATEST books I have ever read. So tragic, and RELEVANT to all Blacks living in all great metropolis of America. I definitely will revisit this novel again in the future. Highly recommend to all! "

    - Jacq, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book really infiltrated my psyche while I was reading it. Very compelling. "

    - Rachel, 11/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book. Depressing along the lines of An American Tragedy. Put me in a bleak mood, but still a very worthwhile read. "

    - April, 11/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book's amazing! A black woman's struggle to survive racism and sexism in 1960's Harlem... "

    - Veronica, 9/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Haunting and heartbreaking because it all could have happened, has happened, and is happening...everywhere. Why must there be for so many people so much drudgery, pain, poverty, judgment, despair, hate, hopelessness, and the muted horror of confronting the deceptively simple act of existing? "

    - Ruthie, 8/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Read this book in college--harrowing, bleak, emotional. And amazing. "

    - Arnold, 7/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " *LFPC read for April 2012. 3.75 stars "

    - Dream, 7/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This story just overtook my emotions. I cannot think of anything critical to say about the structure or even the content, as I was just swept away by the plot and the characters. "

    - Karli, 7/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really good, all about a single black woman trying to provide for her son in NY in the late 40s. "

    - Katie, 6/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The ending ruined the whole book. Moreover, I had a hard time connecting with the protagonist- Lutie Johnson. She was too prissy for my taste. "

    - Michelle, 5/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I'd be interested in what other people think of this. It is a 1946 tale of a single mother raising a son in Harlem. So of it is cumbersome, but some of the imagery is great. "

    - Joyce, 5/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book; it felt raw and real. "

    - Wendy, 4/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Social Realist slice of life as a single mother tries to keep it all together. Excellent novel. "

    - Ryan, 3/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Equal parts horribly discouraging and irrepressibly wonderful. "

    - Eve, 2/11/2013

About the Author

Ann Petry (1908–1997), a black novelist and short-story writer, was one of America’s most distinguished authors. Her first published story appeared in 1943 in Crisis, a magazine published monthly by the NAACP. Her first novel, The Street, was published in 1946 and earned her the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. She wrote two more novels as well as numerous short stories, articles, and children’s books.

About the Narrator

Danielle Deadwyler is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.