A take-no-prisoners story of growing to be up with no realizing who you are
When David Matthews's mom deserted him as an toddler, she left him with white pores and skin and the rumor that he can be part Jewish. For the following 20 years, he will be torn among his real existence as a black boy within the ghetto of Nineteen Eighties Baltimore and a principally imagined global of white privilege.
While his father, a black activist who counted Malcolm X between his acquaintances, labored lengthy hours as handling editor on the Baltimore Afro-American, David spent his early years escaping wicked-stepmother forms and nursing an eleven-hour-a-day television behavior along his grandmother in her old-folks-home condominium. In Reagan-era the United States, there has been no field marked "Other," no multiculturalism or self-serving political correctness, just a younger boy's have the desire to make it in a sincerely segregated global the place white intended "have" and black intended "have not." with no specific allegiance to both, David careened out and in of neighborhood university, dead-end jobs, his father's existence, and ladies' pants.
A bracing but hilarious reinvention of the yank tale of passing, Ace of Spades marks the debut of an impossible to resist and fiercely unique new voice.
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