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ISBN: 1848872437 / ISBN-13: 9781848872431

Man Gone Down

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This book is an extraordinary debut that tackles race, wealth and family head on as a young black man finds the American Dream dissolving around him. ... Show synopsis

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innertemple

Can a single golf swing save the day??

by innertemple on Mar 27, 2008

This was an amazing book!! I found it difficult to read at times. This has the lyrical flow of James Baldwin tied into the time shifts you would find in a Toni Morrison novel. Don?t let the free association fool you. It is a great story for understanding the mental and social struggles an African American goes through. Especially one tied into an inter-racial relationship. The core question I found rising to the top of my thoughts was; ?Should I stay or should I go?? Men of all backgrounds will understand the fear and doubt associated with the idea of failing to provide for your family. We often ask: What do we do when things just don?t work out for the best? What do we do when we just don?t have the answer? The author eloquently puts these thoughts and doubts onto paper. The author also reminds us that regardless of how much we try not to acknowledge race our simple day to day thoughts are sprinkled with race based associations. Just look at the very public Obama campaign in 2008. As an African American male you find its always there but the key is to learn how to navigate the waters without excessive anger or unfounded fear. I look forward to Michael Thomas? next book I?m sure he?ll strip away another social layer just lurking below the surface of America.

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