"Ruffin's surrealist take on racism owes much to Invisible Man and George S. Schuyler's similarly themed 1931 satire, Black No More. Yet the ominous resurgence of white supremacy during the Trump era enhances this novel's resonance and urgency."
As with Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
, the black narrator of this rakishly funny and distressingly up-to-the-minute debut novel doesn't disclose his name, because, he says, "I'm a phantom, [and] a figment."
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