The Monkey Suit (Paperback)

And Other Short Fiction on African Americans and Justice

By David Dante Troutt

New Press, 9781565845244, 317pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/1/1998)

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The Monkey Suit is David Dante Troutt's "impressive" debut (Kirkus), a collection of short stories inspired by historic legal cases involving African Americans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Monkey Suit addresses issues ranging from Jim Crow segregation ordinances to warrantless private property searches in stories the Washington Post calls "quietly devastating." Troutt brilliantly combines legal scholarship with literature in a book that Claude Brown calls "truly a work of genius."

About the Author

David Dante Troutt is a professor of law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar at Rutgers University. Author of The Monkey Suit (The New Press), among other books, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.