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The Long Dream (Northeastern Library of Black Literature)by Richard Wright
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In the powerful tradition of Native Son, Richard Wright's last novel is a stirring story of racial prejudice in the South.
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<:st> Writer Richard Wright is probably best known for his works Native Son, Black Boy, and . This 1958 work (cited in Books for College Libraries) is the fourth and last of his novels to be published in his lifetime and follows the antagonistic relationship between a rural southern black mortician, whose wealth and security depend on business "arrangements" with a corrupt white power structure, and his rebellious son.
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Now available in a new edition. Set in a small town in Mississippi, The Long Dream is a novel rich in characterization and plot that dramatizes Richard Wright's themes of oppression, exploitation, corruption, and flight. It is the story of Fishbelly (called Fish), the son of Tyree Tucker, a prominent black mortician and owner of a brothel whose wealth and power were attained by forging business arrangements with corrupt white police officers and politicians. The riveting narrative centers on the explosive and tragic events that shape and alter the relationship between Fish and his father.
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