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The Resource The Narrows : a novel, Ann Petry ; introduction by Keith Clark

The Narrows : a novel, Ann Petry ; introduction by Keith Clark

Label
The Narrows : a novel
Title
The Narrows
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Petry ; introduction by Keith Clark
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Link Williams is a handsome and brilliant Dartmouth graduate who tends bar due to the lack of better opportunities for an African American man in a staid mid-century Connecticut town. The routine of Link's life is interrupted when he intervenes to save a woman from a late-night attack. Drinking in a bar together after the incident, "Camilo" discovers that her rescuer is African American and he learns that she is white. Unbeknownst to him, "Camilo" (actually Camilla Treadway Sheffield) is a wealthy married woman who has crossed the town's racial divide to relieve the tedium of her life. Thus brought together by chance, Link and Camilla draw each other into furtive encounters that violate the rigid and uncompromising social codes of their own town and times. As The Narrows sweeps ahead to its shattering denouement, Petry shines a harsh yet richly truthful light on the deforming harm that race and class wreak on human lives. In a fascinating introduction to this new edition, Keith Clark discusses the prescience with which Petry chronicled the ways tabloid journalism, smug elitism, and mob mentality distort and demonize African American men. -- from back cover
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1908-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petry, Ann
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3531.E933
LC item number
N3 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clark, Keith C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • Race relations
  • Married women
  • Miscegenation
  • Women, White
  • Adultery
  • Connecticut
  • Adultery
  • African American men
  • Married women
  • Miscegenation
  • Race relations
  • Women, White
  • Connecticut
Label
The Narrows : a novel, Ann Petry ; introduction by Keith Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1953. It was first published in paperback by Beacon Press in 1988."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
959265500
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 428 pages
Isbn
9780810135512
Lccn
2017008614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959265500
Label
The Narrows : a novel, Ann Petry ; introduction by Keith Clark
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1953. It was first published in paperback by Beacon Press in 1988."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
959265500
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 428 pages
Isbn
9780810135512
Lccn
2017008614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959265500

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