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Black Cracker by Josh Alan Friedman,Wyatt Doyle

By Josh Alan Friedman,Wyatt Doyle

South university, 1962: The final segregated institution in long island. Their instructor moonlights on "Lawrence Welk," the girl critical wears boxing gloves, and the coed physique is all-Negro . . . apart from first grader Josh Friedman. he is white, yet he is engaged on it.

The acclaimed writer of inform the reality till THEY BLEED and stories OF occasions sq. returns with a unique autobiographical novel - "a memoir you cannot accuse of lies." heart level within the unflinching and often hilarious funhouse travel of Friedman's ny boyhood is a rogues' gallery that comes with Bobo, precocious third-grade dropout and boy prince of the ghetto; his bumbling (and alarmingly powerful) ne'er-do-well Uncle Limpy; Mumsy, the smelliest shoeshine boy in Penn Station; Mrs. O'Leary, the menacing Irish nanny; her son, Drake, an etiquette-obsessed, switchblade-totin' clammer beaten through the tides of racial development; and the impoverished Wilshires, the bone-white, nigger-hatin'-est crackers in town.

At as soon as heartbreaking and hysterically humorous, BLACK CRACKER supplies a fearless account of adventures within the now-forgotten bad Black shantytowns of ny, exploring the singular ugliness of racism, the intrigue of janitorial whodunits, the tragic limits of friendship, and the inexplicable seductive powers of croco-print footwear.

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