If He Hollers Let Him Go (Ebook)

Chester Himes

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Acclaimed expose of racism in mid-twentieth century USA, now a Serpent's Tail Classic

Robert Jones is a crew leader in a naval shipyard in Los Angeles in the 1940s. He should have a lot going for him, being educated, with a steady job and a steady relationship. But in the four days covered in this novel, the impossibility of life as a black man in a white world is made devastatingly clear.

Jones is surrounded by prejudice, suspicion and paranoia, and his daily experiences influence his thoughts, dreams and behaviour. Immediately recognised as a masterful expose of racism in everyday life, If He Hollers Let Him Go is Chester Himes' first book, originally published in 1945.

Publication date: 02/12/2010

£6.99

ISBN: 9781847653116

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, Serpent's Tail Classics

Introduction by: Jake Arnott

If He Hollers Let Him Go (Paperback)

Chester Himes

Acclaimed expose of racism in mid-twentieth century USA, now a Serpent's Tail Classic

Robert Jones is a crew leader in a naval shipyard in Los Angeles in the 1940s. He should have a lot going for him, being educated, with a steady job and a steady relationship. But in the four days covered in this novel, the impossibility of life as a black man in a white world is made devastatingly clear.

Jones is surrounded by prejudice, suspicion and paranoia, and his daily experiences influence his thoughts, dreams and behaviour. Immediately recognised as a masterful expose of racism in everyday life, If He Hollers Let Him Go is Chester Himes' first book, originally published in 1945.

Publication date: 14/01/2016

£8.99

ISBN: 9781781255667

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, Serpent's Tail Classics

Introduction by: Jake Arnott

Chester Himes

Chester Himes

Chester Himes was born in Missouri in 1909 and died in Spain in 1984. He wrote several acclaimed Harlem thrillers and novels, including The Crazy Kill, The Real Cool Killers, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Lovely Crusade and an autobiography, The Quality of Hurt.