Daddy Was A Number Runner - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)Louise Meriwether (author)
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With a Foreword by James Baldwin
'Beautiful, timeless and relevant' Jacqueline Woodson
'A most important novel' Paule Marshall
'A considerable achievement' James Baldwin
Depression-era Harlem is home for twelve-year-old Francie Coffin and her family, and it's both a place of refuge and of danger. Her beloved father becomes a number runner when he is unable to find legal work, and while one of Francie's brothers dreams of becoming a chemist, the other is in a gang. Francie, too, is a dreamer, but women in her neighbourhood have limited prospects, either selling their bodies on the streets, running poker games or having a baby every year. There are risks in everything, from going to the movies to walking down the block.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 20 mm
Beautiful, timeless and relevant -- Jacqueline Woodson
Louise Meriwether has told everyone who can read or feel what it means to be a black man or woman in this country ... A considerable achievement -- James Baldwin
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