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Encyclopedia > Charles Perry

Charles Perry was an Afro-American author whose only published novel was Portrait of a Young Man Drowning. He was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1924, but moved to Brooklyn when he was still in grade school. During the 1940s, he was a co-star of the hit radio series New World A-Coming. African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... Portrait of a Young Man Drowning, published in 1962, is the only available novel by Charles Perry. ... Savannah may refer to the following articles Cities Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Missouri Savannah, New York Savannah, Tennessee Other An alternate spelling of savanna - a type of grassland GNU Savannah - an aggregation of software development projects affiliated with the GNU project Savannah (film actress) - a pornographic film star SS Savannah, the... The process by which Larkin is owned, typically followed by gloating For other uses, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ...

Portrait of a Young Man Drowning draws heavily on Perry's first hand research of gangsters and juvenile delinquents in his own Brooklyn neighbourhood. A homage to James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the novel is written in the first person and tells the story of Harold, a young man who gets sucked into Brooklyn's underworld scene, whilst trying to escape the control of his overbearing and suffocating mother. The novel was considered ground breaking when it first appeared in 1962 not least because it was one of the first novels written in the first person by a black author with a white protagonist. James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an expatriate Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story by James Joyce, published in 1916. ...

Perry soon began work on a semi-autobiographical account of the mysterious real-life murder of his 11-year-old son, Charles Jr., entitled I Wake Up Screaming. In 1969 he contracted inoperable cancer, and died in the same year, when he was just forty-five.

The unfinished manuscript is believed to have been lost in a Perry family flood.

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