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Man Gone Down
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.
"Battered by bitter memories, and paralyzed by the poison of prejudice, which is tainting his relationships with his loving wife and sons, he works carpentry jobs, goes for long late-night runs, and seeks to exorcise his demons. By evoking the tension, longing, and beauty of the great and grinding city, summoning the mysterious power of the sea, and drawing on Melville and Ellison, Thomas has written a rhapsodic and piercing post-9/11 lament over aggression, greed, and racism, and a ravishing blues for the soul's unending loneliness."
ISBN 13: 9781848872431 | ISBN 10: 1848872437
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