Man Gone Down is not a book I would have found on my own, but I am very glad that I read it. The main character is a black man who has a white wife and 3 young children. The story centers around four days in his life where he is trying to get enough money to get their lives back on track - he needs to pay rent and tuition at his kids' school. In the process of doing this, he reflects on his life and what race has meant to him and his family.
This book was very interesting and made me think quite a bit. I really enjoyed it.