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Strivers Row

Kevin Baker

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Summer 1943. Harlem is a never-ending carnival in the second year of the war. Yet underneath the glitter, its black residents remain second-class citizens, and the neighborhood is a tinderbox, waiting for a match. Along these restless streets, two very different young men will cross paths. Their chance encounter will change both of their lives, and presage the battle for civil rights that is to come. Malcolm Little is a naive, cocky, troubled teenager and not yet the iconic civil rights leader Malcolm X. The Rev. Jonah Dove is the minister of one of Harlem's greatest churches, and lives in the blocks known as Strivers Row. Their lives intersect when Malcolm rescues Jonah and his wife from a group of drunken white soldiers. For Jonah, it is a crowning indignity that brings on a crisis of faith. But Malcolm, haunted by his own past, temporarily forgets the incident and plunges ecstatically into the nightlife of Harlem -- yet he finds it hollow at the core. Lonely and confused, he starts to have odd dreams and visions -- the beginning of a religious conversion that will overthrow his whole world. As race riots break out across the homefront, and Harlem slides toward the brink, Jonah and Malcolm must confront their own demons. Their next meeting, in the midst of turmoil, will lead them both to make fateful choices, for themselves and for their people. Completing his "City of Fire" trilogy, master storyteller Kevin Baker has once again woven an epic tale set against the panoramic backdrop of a vanished New York. Bold and exciting, evocative and unique, Strivers Row sets a new standard for modern historical fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Thomas Penny

Length:

20h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:15:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:25:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:14:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:25:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:31:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:25:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:03:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

51:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

47:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:13:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

44:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:18