Matt C, Media
There Will Be No Miracles Here This haunting debut reads like fiction. A young black man in Texas learns the nuances of his sexuality and religious upbringing. As Gerald worked his way into America’s top schools, it’s also an educational memoir, and Gerald’s observations on what he did to get to where he is are effecting and radically honest. “I had learned that the authorities loved nothing more than obedience, submission…..Identify who was in charge, find out what they want, give it to them immediately.” The boys he meets, the description of the family that choose to remain or stay alive is moving without ever pandering to the reader. From football, Gerald learns “I really just needed a little instruction, that’s all: get your ass low, keep your eyes open, and run for your life.” A vivid memoir that will get you cheering for your favorite characters and jeering at some incredible assholes.