Books by Alexs D. Pate

WEST OF REHOBOTH by Alexs D. Pate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"What Pate, writing from the heart, makes particularly vivid is the way endemic, inescapable racism suffocates and ruins."
A profoundly affecting story about a bright black kid's first brushes with bigotry, in a fifth novel from the award-winning author of The Multicultiboho Sideshow (1999), etc. Read full book review >
THE MULTICULTIBOHO SIDESHOW by Alexs D. Pate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"As with many book-length sermons, though, there are still some piquant and useful exhibits here."
Pate's fourth (Finding Makeba, 1997, etc.) is indeed a multicultural sideshow headlined by a struggling African-American writer who attempts to explain the death of a white, grant-giving benefactor to a cop. Read full book review >
FINDING MAKEBA by Alexs D. Pate
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"A topical but effectively engrossing read by an author with the ability to say things in a new way."
Journal entries in the form of letters to a father from his daughter, along with an imaginary dog/wolf named Mate who symbolizes the forces that drive couples apart, help Pate (Losing Absalom, not reviewed) establish himself as a stylistic innovator who can also tell a story—in this case about the as yet largely uncharted territory of modern-day African-American fatherhood. Read full book review >