David Bradley

David Bradley is an American author best known for his novels and his commentary on African American literature and culture. He gained prominence with his novel 'The Chaneysville Incident,' which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1982. Bradley's work often explores themes of race, identity, and history.


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  1. 1. The Chaneysville Incident

    This novel centers around John Washington, an African-American historian, who returns to his hometown in Pennsylvania to care for his dying stepfather. During his stay, he becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth about the mysterious death of 13 runaway slaves, including his own ancestor, in Chaneysville. His relentless search for answers becomes a journey of self-discovery as he grapples with the history of racism, his personal relationships, and his own identity.