The Street by Ann Petry audiobook

The Street

By Ann Petry
Read by Shayna Small

Urban Audiobooks 9780395901496
12.80 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $22.95
    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781470880514

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • $6.95

    ISBN: 9781482145199

  • $32.95

    ISBN: 9781470880507

  • $29.95

    ISBN: 9781470880484

As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to live and raise her son by herself amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of Best Books Now in Paperback

As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to live and raise her son by herself amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s.

Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A major literary invention…A truly great book.” Los Angeles Times
“A classic of American realism…The Street rushes toward its fatalistic climax like a train toward a washed-out bridge.” Newsday
“[A] twisty breathless plot…Petry is the writer we have been waiting for; hers are the stories we need to fully illuminate the questions of our moment, while also offering a page-turning good time. Ann Petry, the woman, had it all, and so does her insightful, prescient, and unputdownable prose.” New York Times
“A powerful, uncompromising work of social criticism. To this day, few works of fiction have so clearly illuminated the devastating impact of racial injustice.” Coretta Scott King, American author, activist, and civil rights leader
“Years ago Ann Petry brought the world to its feet with the artistry…in this painfully honest and wrenching novel. Once again a standing ovation is due for this American classic.” Gloria Naylor, National Book Award-winning novelist

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Ann Petry

Author Bio: Ann Petry

Ann Petry (1908–1997), a black novelist and short-story writer, was one of America’s most distinguished authors. Her first published story appeared in 1943 in Crisis, a magazine published monthly by the NAACP. Her first novel, The Street, was published in 1946 and earned her the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. She wrote two more novels as well as numerous short stories, articles, and children’s books.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English