Issue 100 |

White Guys by Anthony Giardina


Rosellen Brown recommends White Guys, a novel by Anthony Giardina: "White Guys is an extraordinarily potent novel. It engages us, passionately, in questions that matter-what it means to be a man, to be a son, a husband and father; to watch, with hope and despair, the changing of small towns into copycat suburbs. It works its finely nuanced way through race, politics, work-and underneath all of it, the challenges of class run like a stony rift forever separating friend from friend, family, neighbors, and, finally, estranging self from self. I can't remember when I've read a novel as gripping and as true." (FSG)