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Loving Day: A Novel – tekijä: Mat Johnson
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Loving Day: A Novel (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2015; vuoden 2015 painos)

– tekijä: Mat Johnson (Tekijä)

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"Warren Duffy has returned to America for all the worst reasons: his marriage to a beautiful Welsh woman has come apart; his comic shop in Cardiff has failed; and his Irish-American father has died, bequeathing to Warren his last possession, a roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black Philadelphia. On his first night in his new home, Warren spies two figures in the grass outside; when he screws up the nerve to confront them, they disappear. The next day he encounters ghosts of a different kind: in the face of the teenage girl he meets at a comics convention he sees the mingled features of his white father and his black mother, both now dead. The girl is his daughter and she thinks she's white. Warren sets off to remake his life with a reluctant daughter he never knew and a haunted house and history he knows too well. In their search for a new life they struggle with an unwanted house and its ghosts, fall in with a utopian mixed-race cult, and inspire a riot on Loving Day, the unsung holiday that celebrates interracial love"--Publisher.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Loving Day: A Novel
Kirjailijat:Mat Johnson (Tekijä)
Info:Spiegel & Grau (2015), Edition: 1st Edition, 304 pages
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Loving Day (tekijä: Mat Johnson) (2015)

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Amazing first half. After that the book still hums along with humor--the scenes and events aren't necessarily all plausible and plot-related, but they are still very, very funny.

The more I think about this book, the more I love it, actually. I love that Mat Johnson wrote a book full of love and joy about racial identity politics, a topic that not very many people feel confident to laugh about. I revisited the novel just this afternoon, and realized that it was one of my most joyful reads of 2015. ( )
  poingu | Feb 22, 2020 |
I wish there were half stars, because this is a solid 3.5 star book. I enjoyed it; the pacing, the humor, and tone were all great. Warren and Sun were both beautifully drawn out, yet characters like Tal and Roslyn left some to be desired. And even more perplexing was that we never were really able to delve deeper into the other children at Melange and to gauge how Warren's perspective on the school may have been colored by his abrupt strong feelings for Tal. I could have done without Tosha and George, and the idle threat of Becks suing and nothing coming of it.

Such a unique read that could have been superb if Mat Johnson had specified the scope which he was writing while expanded the details of what was within. I would love to read more of his work in the future. ( )
  Katie_Roscher | Jan 18, 2019 |
Loving Day is funny, serious, light-hearted, deep, uplifting and slightly offensive all at the same time... Basically, I loved it!

It's a story about Warren Duffy, a biracial man who recently divorced overseas, and has come back home to Philadelphia following his father's death in order to sell his father's house -- a possibly haunted, possibly condemnable, mansion in the ghetto. He's not home long before finding out he has a "casually racist" teenage daughter named Tal. Despite his outward appearance of a white man, Warren views himself as black and really acknowledges only that side of himself. When Tal (who may have more problems than Warren himself does) comes to stay with him, he somehow manages to get involved in a cult/school filled with teachers and students struggling with the same identity issues.

As the novel goes on you meet some hilarious, truly lovable characters that help him on his journey to come to terms with and define his own identity, instead of allowing others to define it for him.

It's hard to find a book that deals with such tough, emotional issues as Loving Day does and manages to have you laughing throughout, but somehow Mat Johnson pulls it off. ( )
  jesscombs | Jul 2, 2018 |
An interesting exploration of the difficulties, politics, and culture of being biracial and placed in Philadelphia adding to its lure for me. The story and characters, however, seemed a bit too bizarre for believability. ( )
  snash | Jul 30, 2017 |
The first half is phenomenal. Johnson takes the reader on another trip down critical race theory. And then it stalls. Big time. ( )
  kallai7 | Mar 23, 2017 |
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"Warren Duffy has returned to America for all the worst reasons: his marriage to a beautiful Welsh woman has come apart; his comic shop in Cardiff has failed; and his Irish-American father has died, bequeathing to Warren his last possession, a roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black Philadelphia. On his first night in his new home, Warren spies two figures in the grass outside; when he screws up the nerve to confront them, they disappear. The next day he encounters ghosts of a different kind: in the face of the teenage girl he meets at a comics convention he sees the mingled features of his white father and his black mother, both now dead. The girl is his daughter and she thinks she's white. Warren sets off to remake his life with a reluctant daughter he never knew and a haunted house and history he knows too well. In their search for a new life they struggle with an unwanted house and its ghosts, fall in with a utopian mixed-race cult, and inspire a riot on Loving Day, the unsung holiday that celebrates interracial love"--Publisher.

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