New York: The Story Press / Harper & Bros. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 5.75 x 8.25 in. 317 pp. Very good only in original decorated red cloth, slight discolorations to boards and darkened spine due to sunning. Publisher's code B-N beneath First Edition on the copyright page. No dust jacket. Item #33411
Inscribed in year of publication on the verso of the Contents page to Donald Thompson, most likely the WPA Federal Writers Project correspondent who interviewed Wright in 1938 for the radio. Four Novellas include: Big Boy Leaves Home; Down by the Riverside; Long Black Song; Fire and Cloud. This is the first published book by Wright, followed by the notable "Native Son" (1940). "Fire and Cloud" was given the O.Henry Memorial Award which ultimately won Wright the Guggenheim Fellowship.