By Josh Alan Friedman,Wyatt Doyle

South tuition, 1962: The final segregated institution in manhattan. Their instructor moonlights on "Lawrence Welk," the girl vital wears boxing gloves, and the coed physique is all-Negro . . . with the exception of first grader Josh Friedman. he is white, yet he is engaged on it.

The acclaimed writer of inform the reality until eventually THEY BLEED and stories OF occasions sq. returns with a distinct autobiographical novel - "a memoir you cannot accuse of lies." heart degree within the unflinching and often hilarious funhouse travel of Friedman's new york boyhood is a rogues' gallery that incorporates Bobo, precocious third-grade dropout and boy prince of the ghetto; his bumbling (and alarmingly effective) ne'er-do-well Uncle Limpy; Mumsy, the smelliest shoeshine boy in Penn Station; Mrs. O'Leary, the menacing Irish nanny; her son, Drake, an etiquette-obsessed, switchblade-totin' clammer beaten by means of the tides of racial growth; and the impoverished Wilshires, the bone-white, nigger-hatin'-est crackers in town.

At as soon as heartbreaking and hysterically humorous, BLACK CRACKER offers a fearless account of adventures within the now-forgotten negative Black shantytowns of new york, exploring the singular ugliness of racism, the intrigue of janitorial whodunits, the tragic limits of friendship, and the inexplicable seductive powers of croco-print footwear.

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