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The Walls of Jericho
Rudolph Fisher

HarperCollins
May 2021
On Sale: May 4, 2021
400 pages
ISBN: 0008444358
EAN: 9780008444358
Kindle: B08F9S92M9
Paperback / e-Book
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Historical

The first novel by one of the legends of the Harlem Renaissance, a classic in the annals of Black fiction.

When Black lawyer Fred Merrit purchases a house in the most exclusive white neighbourhood bordering Harlem, he has to hire the toughest removal firm in the area to help him get his belongings past the hostile neighbours. The removal men are Jinx Jenkins and Bubber Brown, who make the move anything but straightforward.

This hilarious satire of jazz-age Harlem derides the walls people build around themselves—colour and class being chief among them. In their reactions to Merrit and to one another, the characters provide an invaluable view of the social and philosophical scene of the times.

First published in 1928, The Walls of Jericho is the first novel by Rudolph Fisher, author of The Conjure-Man Dies, whom Langston Hughes called ‘the wittiest of the Harlem Renaissance writers, whose tongue was flavoured with the sharpest and saltiest humour’.

This new edition includes Fisher’s short story ‘One Month’s Wages’, which revisits Jinx and Bubber during the Depression when, down on their luck, one seeks to win money by gambling, the other by taking a job in a mortuary.

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