A Good Man

J.J. Murray. Kensington, $15 trade paper (464p) ISBN 978-0-7582-7722-0
In this deceptively light but ocean-deep sendup of dating and reality television, Murray (I’ll Be Your Everything) takes a fun, reflective look at interracial relationships. Sonya Richardson, a retired WNBA star, reluctantly agrees to serve as a role model for black women on a show where 12 men compete for the hand of a “Nubian princess in search of her boo.” (“Why not Nubian queen?” Sonya immediately retorts, the first of many stereotype-deflating moments.) John Bond, a white widower from Alabama, signs onto the show as one of Sonya’s suitors. In the ensuing melee, the pair must find their own way amid religious concerns and painfully revealed secrets. Murray slips in references to C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters at the occasional expense of plausibility, but the religious elements are always uplifting and never overbearing, and readers should brace for a three-hanky finale. Agent: Evan Marshall, the Evan Marshall Agency. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 12/03/2012
Release date: 02/01/2013
Show other formats
FORMATS
Open Ebook - 384 pages - 978-0-7582-7724-4
Mass Market Paperbound - 544 pages - 978-0-7582-7723-7
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-306-68058-5
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.