The Street: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ann Petry

Narrated By: Shayna Small

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2013

Duration: 12 hours 50 minutes


As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to live and raise her son by herself amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s.

Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

"A major literary invention...A truly great book."-Los Angeles Times


  • Jacqueline Fairley

    A poignant depiction of the often ignored, forgotten, or misunderstood challenges that constitute the African-American experience relayed beautifully via the palpable perspectives of diverse characters.

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