Native Son

by Richard Wright

4.4/5

Gripping and furious, Native Son follows Bigger Thomas, a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman’s death, he is hunted relentlessly, baited by prejudiced officials, charged with murder and driven to acknowledge a strange pride in his crime. 

“I didn't know I was really alive in this world until I felt things hard enough to kill for 'em...”

Richard Wright, Native Son