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Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas
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Aug 11, 09


One of the best books I've read this year. I realized I don't read African American authors and really wanted to...but not a chick lit one like Dickey or Tyree. I was pulled in immediately when I found this book at BN.

The protagonist is a black man, married to a white woman and dad to two kids. He's been to Harvard, has tried to be an author, and is currently unemployed though he does masterful construction work. Throughout the book he wrestles with the idea of leaving his family. He feels stressed that he had been considered a great black hope but didn't live up to his potential (bare bones of the story).

This book was beautifully written, and when I finished I realized I didn't really read a book by an African American writer. I read a masterpiece of a story that would resonate with the joys and doubts of every man and woman. I highly recommend it!
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