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Yesterday Will Make You Cry - (Old School Books) by Chester B Himes (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 363

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Series Title: Old School Books

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Author: Chester B Himes

Language: English

Street Date: February 1, 1999
TCIN: 77474505
UPC: 9780393318296
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-5817


In 1937 Chester Himes, newly released from a seven-year stretch in the Ohio State Penitentiary for grand larceny, began his first novel, Yesterday Will Make You Cry. By turns brutal and lyrical and never less than totally honest, it tells the autobiographical story of young Jimmy Monroe's passage through the prison system, which tests the limits of his sanity, his capacity for suffering, and his definition of love. Stunningly candid about racism, homosexuality, and prison corruption, the book would take sixteen years and four subsequent revisions before being published in a much-altered form as Cast the First Stone in 1953. Even bowdlerized, it was recognized as a sardonic masterpiece of debasement and transfiguration. This edition, the first hardcover publication in Norton's Old School Books series, presents for the first time the book precisely as Himes intended it to be read, with its raw honesty and startling compassion entirely intact.
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