• Rosa Guy
Cover of Bird at My Window

Rosa Guys novel follows Wade Williams, a brilliant young black man who wakes up in a mental hospital and is told he has assaulted his sister. Throughout Guys engrossing story, Wade retraces his steps to identify the circumstances that brought him to commit this unthinkable act, and reveals the rich complexity of mid-twentieth-century Harlem and its mothers, sons, and daughters, whose aspirations prevail and perish within both white and black America. --Jacket.


Guy, Rosa. Bird at My Window. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2001.