A NovelBook - 2012
From Library Staff
It is a story that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California, families, one black and one white. Here he creates a world grounded in pop culture: Kung Fu, 1970s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music, and an epic of friendship, race, and secret histories.
This novel is hilariously funny, the writing is often heartbreakingly beautiful, and the true-ness of the character’s lives and struggles is often tear-inducing.