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Charles Perry (1924-1969) was an African American author whose only published novel was Portrait of a Young Man Drowning. He was born in Savannah, Georgia, 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.

Portrait of a Young Man Drowning draws heavily on Perry's first hand research of gangsters and juvenile delinquents in his own Brooklyn neighbourhood. An 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, while living with an overbearing mother. The novel was considered ground-breaking when it was first published 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.

Perry soon began work on a semi-autobiographical account of the murder of his 11-year-old son, Charles Jr., entitled I Wake Up Screaming.

He died of cancer.

Portrait of a Young man Drowning was made into a film entitled Six Ways to Sunday in 1997.

As well as writing Perry also appeared in over 30 films mainly in minor roles.
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Total Books: 19
Rockin' Bass Drum Book 2
2006 - Rockin' Bass Drum Book 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780739019597
ISBN-10: 0739019597
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Legend of Scarface
2006 - The Legend of Scarface [Books for Young Learners] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781572747524
ISBN-10: 1572747528
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The Haight-Ashbury A History
2005 - The Haight-ashbury a History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781932958553
ISBN-10: 193295855X
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Portrait d'un jeune homme qui se noie
2001 - Portrait D'un Jeune Homme Qui Se Noie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782879293028
ISBN-10: 2879293022
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A Soup for the Qan
2000 - A Soup for the Qan (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780710305831
ISBN-10: 0710305834
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, History, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine
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I Want to Take You Higher The Psychedelic Era 1965-1969
1997 - I Want to Take You Higher the Psychedelic Era 1965-1969 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780811817257
ISBN-10: 0811817253
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Portrait of a Young Man Drowning
1996 - Portrait of a Young Man Drowning [Old School Books] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393314625
ISBN-10: 0393314626
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Joachim Splichal's Patina Cookbook Spuds Truffles and Wild Gnocchi
1995 - Joachim Splichal's Patina Cookbook Spuds Truffles and Wild Gnocchi [Great Chefs--Great Restaurants] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780002554749
ISBN-10: 0002554747
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Haight-Ashbury A history
1988 - The Haight-ashbury a History (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394410982
ISBN-10: 039441098X
Genre: History
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Haight-Ashbury A History
1985 - The Haight-ashbury a History (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394741444
ISBN-10: 0394741447
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Introduction to the Drum Set Book One
1985 - Introduction to the Drum Set Book One (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780769234731
ISBN-10: 0769234739
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Introduction to the Drum Set Bk 2
1985 - Introduction to the Drum Set Bk 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780769235158
ISBN-10: 0769235158
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Rockin' Bass Drum
1969 - Rockin' Bass Drum (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780739010594
ISBN-10: 073901059X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Joachim Splichal's Patina Cookbook Spuds Truffles and Wild Gnocchi
Henry Philip [American education: its men, ideas, and institutions. Series II] (Hardcover)
Portrait of a Young Man Drowning
Portrait of a Young Man Drowning (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780862416027
ISBN-10: 0862416027
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West Japan and Cape Route Imports The Oil and Non-Fuel Mineral Trades
West Japan and Cape Route Imports the Oil and Non-fuel Mineral Trades [Special Report Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780895490421
ISBN-10: 0895490420
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Joachim Splichal's Patina Cookbook Spuds Truffles and Wild Gnocchi