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If He Hollers Let Him Go

by Himes, Chester

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New York: Signet Books, 1949. 191pp. Stiff pictorial cover. ( The cover art is a White woman finger pointing at an African American man. Browniing to the pages,Small clip off a corner. This is the first novel by American writer Chester Himes, published in 1945, about an African-American shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II. It earned him critical acclaim and was considered a "protest novel", in the tradition of Richard Wright.. First Printing. Softcover. Good. Octavo.


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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If He Hollers Let Him Go
Himes, Chester
Book Condition
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First Printing
Signet Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Racism Los Angeles 1940's First Novel

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