How Albert Was Born.

Robert Lashley
9 min readMay 15, 2023

The revised preface to I Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer, my novel coming out on August 22, 2023.

In 1957's Pagan Spain, the second of three travel books he wrote, Richard Wright became his own harshest critic. He had done enough to cultivate a line of them in the decade: wrecking his family and his cinematic adaptation of his classic novel-1941’s Native Son, by turning it into a political apologia for sexual murder. Yet…

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Robert Lashley

Writer. Author. Former Jack Straw and Artist Trust Fellow. The baddest ghetto nerd on the planet.