"A remarkably successful remix of the traditional race novel. Mansbach
monkey-wrenches the formula of the angry black man in the white man's world and incisively cuts to the heart of the issue of race in America today. [Angry Black White Boy] shows us where we as a culture have come from, the distance we have traveled, and how long the road ahead remains. It is first-rate satire grounded in the absurd notion that a simple 'I'm sorry' can start to make things better. The novel will make you laugh, cringe and read until the last page without knowing how it's going to end. It is difficult to imagine a more appropriate conclusion for the story of Macon Detornay, as the uncertainty of fiction dovetails with the uncertainty of reality."
--"San Francisco Chronicle"
""Angry Black White Boy" is bananas! Actually, it's a banana split with razor blades in it. Adam Mansbach is the white Richard Wright, and "Angry Black White Boy" is our generation's Native Son." --William Upski Wimsatt, author of "No More Prisons"
"Startling, subversive, and raucous, "Angry Black White Boy" is a novel about how we became who we are, and why that's not good enough." --Daniel Alarcon, author of "War by Candlelight"
"With this brutal, hilarious, and tragic novel, Adam Mansbach proves once again he is one of the most ambitious, insightful, and daring writers of our generation." --Jeff Chang, author of "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation"
""Angry Black White Boy" is full of hilariously twisted racial politics. Adam Mansbach is like a wigger Ishmael Reed running wild through the world of hip hop." --Toure, author of" Soul City
""An insanely smart novel that pulls nopunches . . . wild, comic, and dark." --Percival Everett, author of "Erasure"show more