Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The Times reviewed Ann Petry's two novels today. One was written in 1946; the other in 1953. It's an impressive review and an impressively-written review. You can get it online if you didn't already buy the hardcopy paper. This part about Petry's life. Jesus, you say to yourself. 'Her family was one of four black households in small-town Connecticut and faced routine harassment. She was ordered to leave a public beach as a child, and pelted with stones as she walked to school, where white teachers refused to instruct her.'