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by Chester B. Himes
Author: Chester B. Himes
Publisher: Penguin Books (May 1, 2011)
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Chester Himes wrote about African Americans in general, especially in two books that are concerned with labor relations and African-American workplace issues. Himes, Chester B. (1960). All shot up. London: Panther. (1961).
Chester Himes wrote about African Americans in general, especially in two books that are concerned with labor relations and African-American workplace issues. If He Hollers Let Him Go-which contains many autobiographical elements-is about a black shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II struggling against racism, as well as his own violent reactions to racism.
He leaned the wheel against the side of the car, lowered the axle to the pavement, glanced briefly up and down the street and began jacking up the outside wheel. He had the wheel jacked up and the dust cap off and was fitting his wrench to a lug, when the lights of a car, turning into the street from Convent Avenue, caused him to jump back into the shadows.
All Shot Up. Chester Himes. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. The dramatic and explosive hardboiled classic: From murderers to prostitutes, corrupt politicians and racist white detectives, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, Harlem’s toughest detective duo, must carry the day against an absurdist world of racism and class warfare.
My first Chester Himes book (and the 5th in his Harlem Cycle), All Shot Up is filled with wonderful writing, dark humor, violence and crisp pacing. More than any of these things, Himes also recreates a Harlem landscape where dirty cops are on the The cool, young colored nurse at the desk lifted a telephone and spoke some words.
All Shot Up (Penguin Modern Classics). As usual, Himes is better at the first 95% of the story than he is in wrapping up the last 5%. As usual, female characters are, at best, conniving villains or throwaway props. The good stuff is so good that these quibbles hardly matter. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
It began with Snake Hips, The bartender said, polishing a glass to occupy his hands. Snake Hips, Grave Digger said incredulously. The danseur, the bartender corrected with a straight face. What did he have to do with it?. He danced outside and we were watching him, and that’s how we saw it happen. Without a coat or hat? By himself? He left here and went outside to dance in this weather without a hat or coat-by himself?
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But when a white man is shot dead in a Harlem street one steamy evening it means trouble, big trouble. Plenty of people had motives for killing Galen, a big Greek with to. The Heat's On (Harlem Cycle, by Chester Himes.