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If He Hollers Let Him Go

If He Hollers Let Him Go

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If He Hollers Let Him Go

by HIMES, Chester

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(New York): Signet / The New American Library, 1949. Softcover. Near Fine. First paperback edition. Mass market paperback. Illustrated wrappers. Small chip at the crown, nicks and a bit of delamination along the edges, near fine. Himes' first novel.

Synopsis

If He Hollers Let Him Go is the first novel by Chester Himes, published in 1945. It is about an African American shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II. A 1968 film adaptation with Raymond St. Jacques, Barbara McNair, Kevin McCarthy, and Arthur O'Connell bore little resemblance to the book. The story spans four days in the life of Bob Jones, a newcomer to L.A. from Ohio, who has some college education and works as a crew leader in a naval shipyard. It is considered a protest novel, in the same vein as Richard Wright's book  Native Son,  published 5 years earlier. 

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Bookseller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
511194
Title
If He Hollers Let Him Go
Author
HIMES, Chester
Format/Binding
Softcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Signet / The New American Library
Place of Publication
(New York)
Date Published
1949
Keywords
African-Americana, FirstBook
Bookseller catalogs
African-Americana;

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

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