Chester Himes: A Rage in Harlem
From the Publisher:
"Himes undertook to do for Harlem what Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles." Newsweek
"Himes wrote spectacularly successful entertainments, filled with gems of descriptive writing, plots that barely sidestep chaos, characters surreal, grotesque, comic, hip, Harlem recollected as a place that can make you laugh, cry, shudder." John Edgar Wideman
"Chester Himes is one of the towering figures of the black literary tradition. His command of nuances of character and dynamics of plot is preeminent among writers of crime fiction. He is a master craftsman." Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Chester Himes: A Rage in Harlem. Vintage Crime, ISBN: 0679720405 (December, 1989), 159 p, $10.95.