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Twelfth and Race

Twelfth and Race Life takes a strange turn when Richard Allan Gordon thirty years old and as white as they come discovers that as a result of identity theft five year old Jada Reece Gordon bears his name The produ

  • Title: Twelfth and Race
  • Author: Eric K. Goodman
  • ISBN: 9780803239807
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life takes a strange turn when Richard Allan Gordon, thirty years old and as white as they come, discovers that, as a result of identity theft, five year old Jada Reece Gordon bears his name The product of a middle class Jewish upbringing, Richie finds himself completely in love and lust with Jada s mother, LaTisha, a twenty five year old African American nursing studentLife takes a strange turn when Richard Allan Gordon, thirty years old and as white as they come, discovers that, as a result of identity theft, five year old Jada Reece Gordon bears his name The product of a middle class Jewish upbringing, Richie finds himself completely in love and lust with Jada s mother, LaTisha, a twenty five year old African American nursing student, and longs to be a father to her child Richie and LaTisha s story takes place at the intersection of love, race, and identity, as the couple is forced to examine their relationship in light of a terrible event that takes the life of a young black father and catapults their midwestern city into chaos As riots erupt around them and Richie discovers a secret about his own past that challenges his long held ideas, he and LaTisha must come to grips with the forces that threaten to tear their relationship apart A novel that doesn t shy away from the racism that dwells within the unexamined hearts of so many Americans, Twelfth and Race may shock or outrage some readers, yet its story is ultimately timely, honest, and hopeful.

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    1 thought on “Twelfth and Race

    1. This is a really gutsy novel. To write so candidly about race relations couldn't have been easy for Goodman, but he pulls it off.I was originally drawn to this novel because I heard Goodman read at AWP this spring. Goodman talked about how when the novel was accepted for publication by the University of Nebraska Press's Bison Books Flyover Series, it was set in Cincinnati. Since Ohio is not in the Great Plains (a requirement for the Flyover Series), Goodman revised the novel to have it take plac [...]

    2. The most impressive aspect of Goodman’s writing is the candid discussions of race. He exposes his characters’ inner thoughts—even the ugliest thoughts, the ones that no one likes to admit they are thinking. Richie, especially, voices self-doubt and self-deprecation and seems particularly torn about his instinctual reactions and his rational ones. “He struggled to focusybe it was because Tisha was black and he found it incredibly exciting. Was that wrong? Did his desire for her confirm he [...]

    3. Points for a somewhat unflinching look at race dynamics. Negative points for the fact that despite a good attempt to flesh out and develop the black characters, this is still fundamentally a white man's story and you really don't understand why (or whether) Tisha really loves Richie and what makes her tick (This may be more a limitation of the author's sex rather than race - I note that Reese, the only significant black male character, is better drawn than Tish).In spite - of because of - a some [...]

    4. pretty good. Can't decide if I really liked it and/or if it annoyed me with the attitudes of the main character. But good story line

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