Mystery on Main Street

Chester B. Himes: A Biography

By Lawrence P. Jackson

An account of the improbable life of the controversial writer explores Himes' middle-class origins, imprisonment, creative experiences during World War II and eventual escape to Europe, where he became famous for his Harlem detective series and its themes of sexuality, racism and social injustice.


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