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Publisher's Summary

As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of Lutie Johnson, a young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 best seller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.
Ann Petry (1908-1997) was an American author who became the first African American woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street, which earned her the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship.
©1946 1974 by Ann Petry (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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Critic Reviews

“A major literary invention…A truly great book.”( Los Angeles Times)
“Overflows with the classic pity and terror of good imaginative writing.”( 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)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joann on 10-05-16

Wonderful

This book was written in 1945 but could have easily have been about the realities of black life circa 2016. Well written! Sad storyline! VeryWell read and great sound effect!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Family on 10-03-15

awesome

Wonderfully done. I loved this book so much that I read it twice. Surprised ending.

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