For whatever reason race relations have always been a difficult thing. I’m not sure if it is a fear of the unknown or reliving our ancestors past but one thing is for certain, things are just barely better than they were back in the slavery days. We have to do better.
Ben is a successful lawyer who is trying to become partner in his firm. He is doing everything he possibly can to prove to them that he needs no he deserves the position but he has one major obstacle with them. Should Ben sell his soul just to obtain partnership or should he be that respectable man that he was raised to be and let the chips fall where they may?
Bill is also a successful lawyer at the same firm who is also trying for the partnership. While Bill has a good winning record, his chances for partner are greater than Ben’s for a reason that should not be taken into consideration. How will Bill deal with receiving a position that was biased from the start? Is he selling his soul or just going along with the flow?
Black & White is a book that even if you aren’t living it you can relate to. It is about how without knowing all the facts, basically we all are a little racist. Do we judge people on their character or on events that happened in the past? This book makes you ask many questions of yourself and why you may or may not do things. Burgess has brought an issue that has been plaguing society to the forefront and is making you think. I love the story line and the way the characters make you feel like you are walking in their shoes. I was asking question of myself while reading and to me that is the sign of a great novel and author. I would encourage you to read this novel, great job Burgess!
Black & White is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and Paperback) and BN.com (Paperback only).
- File Size: 805 KB
- Print Length: 342 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1548077429
- Publisher: Legacy Books LLC (June 21, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 21, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0732MBZQB
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled