We Cast a Shadow
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"In a near-future Southern city, everyone is talking about a new experimental medical procedure that boasts unprecedented success rates. In a society plagued by racism, segregation, and private prisons, this operation saves lives with a controversial method--by turning people white. Like any father, our unnamed narrator just wants the best for his son Nigel, a biracial boy whose black birthmark is getting bigger by the day. But in order to afford Nigel's whiteness operation, our narrator must make partner as one of the few black associates at his law firm, jumping through a series of increasingly absurd hoops--from diversity committees to plantation tours to equality activist groups--in a tragicomic quest to protect his son. This electrifying, suspenseful novel is, at once, a razor-sharp satire of surviving racism in America and a profoundly moving family story. In the tradition ofRalph Ellison's Invisible Man, We Cast a Shadow fearlessly shines a light on the violence we inherit, and on the desperate things we do for the ones we love"-- Provided by publisher.
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A mocking satire of the possible future of race in America
submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on June 17, 2020, 1:07pm
Set in the future, in a intensely racist American South, the novel's raconteur is a black attorney who goes to unusual lengths to shield his biracial teenager from experiencing racial discrimination and prejudice. Complement with Spike Lee’s movie, BlacKkKlansman (2018).
New York : One World, 
Year Published: 2019
Description: 324 pages ; 25 cm
African Americans -- Fiction.