I loved this book, which I read in one sitting. This is a gripping and heartbreaking memoir of growing up biracial in a very racially divided inner city Baltimore of the 1980s. David was the son of a Jewish woman and a well-known black nationalist and journalist of the civil rights movement. His mother abandoned him when he was a baby, and he was raised by his father and his father's succession of girlfriends (some affectionate, others brutally abusive to David). A personal and take-no-prisoners history of child abuse, abandonment, racial identity confusion, passing for white and living to tell the tale. 5 stars, an excellent read that will stay with you for weeks (if not longer). An excellent selection for book clubs too.