Black Card: A Novel
by Chris L. Terry Author
NPR's Best Book of the Year: A mixed-race punk rock musician is confronted with the the real dangers of being Black in America and the alienation and everyday aggressions experienced in an absurd world divided by race.
Chris L. Terry’s Black Card is an uncompromising examination of American identity. The narrator becomes the prime suspect after he attempts to date his coworker, who is attacked one night. Forced to face his past, his relationships with his black father and white mother, a local police officer with a grudge dating back to high school, and the real consequences and dangers of being Black in America, the narrator must choose who he is before the world decides for him. Black Card is the quintissential satirical story and “wise meditation on race, authenticity, and belonging” (Nylon).
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