Rites of Passage
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By (author) Richard Wright
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Rites of Passage by Richard Wright
Book DescriptionHarlem. The late 1940s. Fifteen-year-old Johnny Gibbs loves his parents, respects his teachers, and is a model student. Suddenly, his familiar world falls apart. Johnny learns he is really a foster child who the welfare authorities have decreed now must go and live with another family. Stunned by the revelation, Johnny runs away. The startling events that follow, during Johnny's nightlong confrontation with alienation and loneliness, will inexorably push him past the frontiers of childhood and into an unknown, violent world beyond. Rite of Passage, Richard Wright's never-before-published story of Johnny Gibbs's fall from grace, is as pertinent to the fate of many young people today as it was when it was first conceived nearly fifty years ago.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780064471114
(184mm x 108mm x 11mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Wright
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Richard Wright, one of the early forceful and eloquent spokesmen for black Americans, author of the acclaimed "Native Son and Black Boy", discovered the haiku in the last eighteen months of life. In all, he wrote over 4,000 haiku. This title presents the 817 he personally chose.
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