(From the publisher):
Originally published in 1967, dəm
is a classic of the Black Arts Movement. This surrealistic satire lays bare the convoluted and symbiotic relationship between whites and blacks.
Upper middle-class Manhattanite Mitchell Pierce is convinced he has it made. With advancement at work, an attractive wife, and a comfortable apartment, he has achieved the 1960s version of the white man's American dream. Slowly but surely that dream becomes a nightmare, and Mitchell can't seem to wake up. Did he really find his boss's wife and children dead in an upstairs bedroom of their suburban home? Did his wife really become pregnant after a brief fling with their black maid's boyfriend?
Mitchell and his wife enact the twists and turns of human relationships in this startling novel about the intersections of race, class, sex, love, and marriage. Notable as a satiric portrayal of white characters from an African American perspective, this milestone achievement tugs at our ability to suspend disbelief and forces us to re-examine stereotypes from the past and current images in America's racial divide.
(from the publisher)
Original title: dəm
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Black (african-american)