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Alfonso Rutherford Berry III—son of a city councilman, grandson of the state’s first African American legislator—believes that history has ordained for him but one life, and it ain’t his first love: dancing. But after a series of tragedies, starting with the death of his fierce, out cousin Carlton, his assumptions explode in his face along with his closet door.

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Paperback, 358 pages
Published October 29th 2017 by gamr books
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Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
‘The crisis we face has, most disturbingly and alarmingly, robbed us of a leadership, a voice within our city.’

California author Gar McVey-Russell studied at UCLA where he co-created a left-leaning paper called Free Association. He also wrote commentaries for The Daily Bruin and feature articles for the LGBTQ newsmagazine Ten Percent, for which he received an award. SIN AGAINST THE RACE is his debut publication though he has had articles published in Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AID
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Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sin Against the Race is a page turner for sure. I opened it up while waiting for my daughter to finish some errands and ended up reading it clear through, in nearly one sitting.

The book tackles issues of sexual preference and race in a way that I think nearly everyone can relate to on some level. It's focus is a young, black, gay man, but as an old, straight, white woman, I could easily relate to the issues. I could relate to the issues because the underlying issues are really about how we thin
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In small delicious bites of diary-like entries, we get a full meal of family trauma, heartbreak, politics, and a young man finding himself and his sexuality, all with a memorable soundtrack of jazz and blues. The cast of characters is varied and hauntingly real. Growing up is never easy, but growing a black, gay, and in a religious family, mere survival is an accomplishment.
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Gar began writing early in life, but thought he wanted to be an astronomer. (He also thought he was straight. Go figure.)

At UCLA, he co-created a left-leaning paper called Free Association. He also wrote commentaries for The Daily Bruin and feature articles for the LGBTQ newsmagazine Ten Percent, for which he received an award.

He began fiction writing in the early 90s. His work has appeared in Soj
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