***AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4’s OPEN BOOK***
The ‘propulsive, haunting’ and ‘gripping’ (Oprah) rediscovered classic that exposes the dark heart of America for an inncocent Black man on the run from the police
Fred Daniels, a black man, is randomly picked up by the police after a brutal murder in a Chicago suburb. Taken to the local precinct, he is tortured — until he confesses to a crime he didn’t commit.
But when he sees his chance, Fred Daniels, makes a run for it. With the world now against him, there is only one place left to hide: Underground. Taking residence in the sewers below the streets of Chicago, Fred’s new vantage point takes him on a journey through America’s unjust, and inhumane underbelly.
PRAISE FOR THE MAN WHO LIVED UNDERGROUND
‘Propulsive, haunting…gripping’ Oprah Daily
‘A tale for today’ New York Times
‘Absolutely not to be missed’ BookRiot
‘A masterpiece’ Time
‘Wright’s most brilliantly crafted, and ominously foretelling, book.’ Kiese Laymon