Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

by Lillian Smith

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When it was first published in 1944, this novel sparked immediate controversy and became a huge bestseller. It captured with devastating accuracy the deep-seated racial conflicts of a tightly knit southern town. The book is as engrossing and incendiary now as the day it was written.

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“A passionat e novel about two decent people, impossibly in love …. Make no mistake about it; to read STRANGE FRUIT is an emotional experience.”- Lewis Gannett, Harold Tribune

“An important book by any standard …. One of the most important novels to come out of the South in years.” William DuBois, New York Times.

“A beautifully told love story …. One of the finest , most sensitive novels of this season.” A. C. Spectorsky, Chicago Sun.

“I can't remember when I have been more moved by a book.” Francis P. Adams

“Her book is not a promise but an achievement.” Malcolm Cowley, New Republic.

“Everyone should read this book. Everyone who does will read it again, and tell everyone else to read it. It is an absorbing novel, of high literary merit, terrific and tender.” Boston Globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156856362
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 03/18/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 472,690
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.95(d)

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