Item description for The Big Gold Dream: The Classic Crime Thriller by Chester Himes...
Chester Himes, the greatest hardboiled crime writer since Raymond Chandler, is back in print with Pegasus Books.
After arriving on the American literary scene with novels of scathing social protest like If He Hollers Let Him Go and The Lonely Crusade, Chester Himes created a pioneering pair of dangerously effective African-American sleuths, Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, Harlem's toughest detective duo, must carry the day against an absurdist world of racism and class warfare.
The Big Gold Dream is the explosive and shocking hardboiled classic that explores the shadowy underbelly of New York as a urban civil war erupts on the side streets of Harlem, pitting murderers and prostitutes against corrupt politicians and racist white detectives. Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson attempt to maintain some kind of order---in the neighborhood they have sworn to protect---in a world gone mad around them.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 23, 2008
ISBN 1933648848 ISBN13 9781933648842
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More About Chester Himes
After arriving on the American literary scene with novels of scathing social protest like "If He Hollers Let Him Go" and "The Lonely Crusade", Chester Himes created a pioneering pair of dangerously charming African-American sleuths, Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, who attempt to maintain some kind of order in a series of violent and funny page-turners.