I read this in high school and thought there was never a longer, more horrifying and boring book out there. I look back and know I was wrong... I had only read the revised version and had missed page after page of the court case.
NativeSon Richard Wright | Native Son (1940) is a novel by American author Richard Wright. The novel tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, a black American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s.