Mixed. Readers who enjoy fine writing and social satire are those most likely to enjoy reading Mat Johnson’s novel titled, Loving Day. Protagonist Warren Duffy is the emerging twenty-first century American Everyman. Warren is the child of a black woman and an Irish-American white man. After he returns to Philadelphia from Wales where his marriage failed, he discovers that he fathered a daughter who has been raised Jewish. Living in the rundown house he inherited from his late father, Warren sees ghosts and struggles to survive. I found myself laughing and thinking as Johnson guided me through the themes of this novel: identity, race, and family.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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