Satisfied with Nothin': A Novel (Paperback)

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Satisfied with Nothin': A Novel (Paperback)


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This is the story of Jamie Ray Griffin, a young black man who, by virtue of his talent on the football field, finds himself suddenly thrust into a white world full of privilege, temptation, and never-before-imagined possibility. Encouraged by the facade of acceptance from the white community, Jamie strives to succeed, but finds himself thwarted at every turn -- by whites and blacks alike.

Satisfied with Nothin' chronicles Jamie's development from a naive, unsophisticated teen to a hard-driving, cynical adult determined to succeed despite the opposition of whites, the complacency of blacks, and his own tragic fate. In doing so, it provides a powerful and important portrait of the black experience in post-segregation America.
Ernest Hill was born in Oak Grove, Louisiana. He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University, and UCLA. He is the author of five novels, including A Life for a Life, Cry Me a River, It's All About the Moon When the Sun Ain't Shining, and A Person of Interest.
Product Details ISBN: 9781416556985
ISBN-10: 1416556982
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: August 12th, 2008
Pages: 320
Language: English
"Hill has created a long-awaited incarnation of Richard Wright's Bigger Thomas...Satisfied with Nothin' is a deeply felt work." -- Joan Mellen, The Baltimore Sun

"Hill's soul-searing debut novel...illuminates everyday life in black America between the early 1970s and '80s while transcending color to tell a universal story." -- Alan Doyle, Contra Costa Times

"Hill is a skilled storyteller." -- Fran Handman, The New York Times Book Review