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If he Hollers Let Him go

If he Hollers Let Him go

If he Hollers Let Him go

If he Hollers Let Him go

by Himes, Chester

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London: The Falcon Press, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor. Original black cloth, gold lettering and decoration to spine. 203 pages. Previous owner's signature on flyleaf. Dustjacket (now protected) has four chunks missing and no front flap. First UK edition of Himes' debut novel detailing the fear, anger, and humiliation of a black employee of a racist defense plant during World War II. A sound clean copy.

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
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Bookseller's Inventory #
1708584
Title
If he Hollers Let Him go
Author
Himes, Chester
Format/Binding
Hard Cover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Poor
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Falcon Press
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1947
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction;

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