The Long Dream

The Long Dream

By Richard Nathaniel Wright; Keneth Kinnamon (Foreword by)

Northeastern University Press, Paperback, 9781555534233, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 2000

Now available in a new edition. Set in a small town in Mississippi, The Long Dream is a novel rich in characterization and plot that dramatizes Richard Wright's themes of oppression, exploitation, corruption, and flight. It is the story of Fishbelly (called Fish), the son of Tyree Tucker, a prominent black mortician and owner of a brothel whose wealth and power were attained by forging business arrangements with corrupt white police officers and politicians. The riveting narrative centers on the explosive and tragic events that shape and alter the relationship between Fish and his father.

About the Author
Richard Wright was born in 1908 in rural Mississippi and died in Paris in 1960. His Native Son and Black Boy are best-selling American classics. His other books include The Outsider, Black Power, and White Man, Listen!

Kinnamon is Ethel Pumphrey Stephens Professor of English and Chairman of the Department at the University of Arkansas.