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A Review of A Father’s Law

Posted on March 9, 2011 | No Comments

Written in the final months of his life, Wright’s last novel, A Father’s Law, challenges readers to reconsider how the practice of law and order might at once regulate and complicate the lives of American citizens.  Resonating themes from The Outsider (1953) and The Long Dream (1958), and more faintly those in Native Son (1940), this book provides fresh evidence of Wright’s talent for spinning tales that catch our conscience.

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