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Big Gold Dream

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ISBN-10: 1933648848

ISBN-13: 9781933648842

Edition: 2008

Authors: Chester B. Himes

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Chester Himes, the greatest hardboiled crime writer since Raymond Chandler, is back in print with Pegasus Books. After arriving on the American literary scene with novels of scathing social protest likeIf He Hollers Let Him GoandThe Lonely Crusade, Chester Himes created a pioneering pair of dangerously effective African-American sleuths, Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, Harlem's toughest detective duo, must carry the day against an absurdist world of racism and class warfare. The Big Gold Dreamis the explosive and shocking hardboiled classic that explores the shadowy underbelly of New York as a urban civil war erupts on the side streets of Harlem, pitting murderers and prostitutes…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 9/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Chester B. Himes was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on July 29, 1909. He attended Ohio State University in Columbus, but was expelled his freshman year for a prank. He began writing short stories and having them published in national magazines such as Abbott's Monthly Magazine and Esquire while in prison for armed robbery. He was paroled after 8 years and eventually joined the Works Progress Administration, where he served as a writer with the Ohio Writers' Project. His first novel, If He Hollers Let Him Go, is about the fear, anger, and humiliation of a black employee at a racist defense plant during World War II and was published in 1945. He moved to Paris, France in the 1950s and then…