The Man Who Lived Underground

Richard Wright


The rediscovered classic that exposes the dark heart of America for an inncocent black man on the run from the police.


Crime & thriller > Fiction

ISBN: 9781784877699


Fred Daniels, a black man, is randomly picked up by the police after a brutal murder in a Chicago suburb.

Taken to the local precinct, he is tortured — until he confesses to a crime he didn’t commit. But when he sees his chance, Fred Daniels, makes a run for it.

With the world now against him, there is only one place left to hide: Underground.

Taking residence in the sewers below the streets of Chicago, Fred’s new vantage point takes him on a journey through America’s unjust, and inhumane underbelly.

Propulsive, haunting…gripping’ – Oprah Daily

A tale for today’ – New York Times

Absolutely not to be missed’ – BookRiot

A masterpiece’ – Time

Wright’s most brilliantly crafted, and ominously foretelling, book’ – Kiese Laymon


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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm