The Narrows

The Narrows - Virago Modern Classics

Reissue

Paperback (18 Nov 2021)

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Publisher's Synopsis

BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE STREET

With a new introduction by Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of Libertie

'Petry is the writer we have been waiting for . . . insightful, prescient and unputdownable' TAYARI JONES

'A masterpiece' NEW YORK TIMES

'A powerful and moving book . . . A book to watch' KIRKUS REVIEWS

It's past midnight, and thick fog rolls in from the river like smoke. Link Williams is standing on the dock when he hears quick footsteps approaching, and the gasp of a woman too terrified to scream. After chasing off her pursuer, he takes the woman to a nearby bar to calm her nerves, and as they enter, it's as if the oxygen has left the room: in the dim light, they can see that he's Black and she's white.

Link is a brilliant Dartmouth graduate, who, because of the lack of opportunities available to him, tends bar; Camilo is a wealthy, married heiress who has crossed the town's racial divide to relieve the tedium of her privileged life. Brought together by chance, Link and Camilo draw each other into furtive encounters that violate the rigid and uncompromising social codes of their times.

Book information

ISBN: 9780349013404
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: Reissue
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 406g
Height: 131mm
Width: 227mm
Spine width: 35mm