Best known for his autobiography Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth and Native Son, the novel that introduced the literary world to the conflicted Bigger Thomas, Richard Wright's last novel, A Father's Law, is appearing in print for the first time. Completed six weeks before his death in 1960 and released by his daughter, it tells the story of an African-American Chicago police chief who suspects his son of several murders. Flip through Amazon's Search Inside™ feature for a for a sample of the first chapter.
To learn more about Richard Wright's life and literary achievements, visit our African-American databases (library card is required):
African American Experience
African American Studies Center
African American History Online
Oxford African American Studies Center