Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Collected Stories
Chester Himes


Spanning 40 years and including Himes’s first work, written during his imprisonment in the 1940s, this collection uncovers the internal struggles of black individuals caught between resignation and rage, probing the heart of the African-American experience with wit, indignation, and ruthless honesty.

Paperback, 446pp
Da Capo Press, 2000
ISBN 9781560252689