Loving day

a novel
  • 287 Pages
  • 2.17 MB
  • 8693 Downloads
  • English
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Fathers and daughters, Racially mixed people, Fiction, Haunted h
StatementMat Johnson
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3560.O38167 L68 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination287 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27185797M
ISBN 100812993454
ISBN 139780812993455
LC Control Number2014036550
OCLC/WorldCa890620998

To say that Loving Day is a book about race is like saying Moby-Dick is a book about whales [Mat Johnson’s] unrelenting examination of blackness, whiteness and everything in between is handled with ruthless candor and riotous humor Even when the novel’s family strife and racial politics are at peak intensity, Johnson’s comic /5().

Loving Day is a timely book. It deals with race, racism, and the sometimes amorphous definitions of both.

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The main character is a cartoon illustrator whos the product of a black woman and an Irish man so hes very light and often not recognized as being African American though thats the identity he internalizes/5.

In “Loving Day,” Johnson, author of the graphic novel “Incognegro” and the novel “Pym,” delivers an extended literary metaphor about race and mixed-race in America. To say that Loving Day is a book about race is like saying Moby-Dick is a book about whales [Mat Johnson’s] unrelenting examination of blackness, whiteness and everything in between is handled with ruthless candor and riotous humor Even when the novel’s family strife and racial politics are at peak intensity, Johnson’s comic /5(6).

[Spiegel & Grau; ] With his mentions of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Renisha McBride, Mat Johnson is clearly interested in speaking to contemporary times in his new novel Loving is a book that takes America’s troubled race-relations head-on.

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rows  The resources listed on this page must meet one or more of the following. About Loving Day. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • “[Mat Johnson’s] unrelenting examination of blackness, whiteness and everything in between is handled with ruthless candor and riotous humor.”—Los Angeles Times “Razor-sharp Loving Day is that rare mélange: cerebral comedy with pathos.”—The New York Times Book Review.

The book's title, "Loving Day," refers to the day of the Supreme Court's decision Loving v. Virginia, which struck down all laws banning interracial marriage. "Loving Day" was just published.

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The title of Mat Johnson’s novel Loving Day refers to Loving v. Loving Day celebrates the overturning of anti-miscegenation laws in the US following the supreme court case Loving v. Virginia in Celebrate this day by adding a few books to your to-read list that feature interracial romances, including sweeping love stories to bring to the beach and historical fiction that will move you to tears.

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• Johnson, the son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, has just written Loving Day, a funny, sometimes absurd. Loving Day is an annual celebration held on J the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision Loving v.

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Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were U.S. state laws banning interracial marriage, mainly forbidding marriage between non-whites and whites, Date: June   Loving Day by Mat Johnson Mat Johnson has written an instant classic in his semi autobiographical book Loving Day.

Loving Day, the unofficial holiday for mixed race couples named for the couple "loving" who successfully fought to be married in the racist South of the sixties, is the back drop for the story of Warren Duffy/5(30).

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Loving Day Mat Johnson. Spiegel & Grau, $26 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. Comic book. I wanted to like this book more than I did. Loving Day is a satire about personal and public views of multiracial identity.

I wish the characters had more to their stories than their attitudes about being black and/or white, their failed or struggling relationships, and. Loving The book 1 comment Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as.

"Loving Day" is an entirely different book with a wholly different aim: longer, less frenetic, its plot and characters more earthbound, its themes more human. It is, however, no less : Eugenia Williamson. To say that Loving Day is a book about race is like saying Moby-Dick is a book about whales [Mat Johnson’s] unrelenting examination of blackness, whiteness and everything in between is handled with ruthless candor and riotous humor Even when the novel’s family strife and racial politics are at peak intensity, Johnson’s comic.

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. Mat Johnson is a novelist and graphic novelist and teaches at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

To say that Loving Day is a book about race is like saying Moby-Dick is a book about whales Mat Johnson s] unrelenting examination of blackness, whiteness and everything in between is handled with ruthless candor and riotous humor Even when the novel's family strife and racial politics are at peak intensity, Johnson's comic timing.

Loving Day is that rare m lange: cerebral comedy with pathos."-- The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times - San Francisco Chronicle - NPR - Men's Journal - The Miami Herald - The Denver.

Tuesday, J marked the fifty-first anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark civil rights case that struck down anti-miscegenation laws and legalized interracial weekend the Central Flea outdoor open market in Cambridge, MA, shared its space with the Loving Day Cambridge Block and lots of people were involved in Author: Elissa Gershowitz.

But he does the heavy lifting on the writing side, too, consummating his story with an absurd but comic conflagration on the occasion of “Loving Day,” a real but little-known celebration of the day the Supreme Court struck down all laws criminalizing interracial marriage.

To say that “Loving Day” is a book about race is like saying “Moby-Dick” is a book about whales. Indeed, the subtitle to Mat Johnson’s exceptional novel could read “the whiteness of. The title Loving Day refers to a holiday enshrined to celebrate the victory of Mildred and Richard Loving at the supreme court, whose.

Loving Day is Johnson's triumph and a reader's great joy."--Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky "Since this is a book by Mat Johnson, one of the best American satirists since Mark Twain, I don't have to tell you it's as funny as it is smart/5(K).

—The New York Times Book Review “Exceptional To say that Loving Day is a book about race is like saying Moby-Dick is a book about whales [Mat Johnson’s] unrelenting examination of blackness, whiteness and everything in between is handled with ruthless candor and riotous humor/5(7).

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Loving day: a novel. [Mat Johnson] -- "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.