Race Sex Money Vicariousness
It’s ALL in the new hardback novel that I’ll be giving away tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 7:30 on Puffman Sports Trivia. The book, “Ride Around Shining” is Portland, Oregon author Chris Leslie-Hynan’s 1st book. All stories about sports in America are stories about race & class. In this dazzling & provocative debut novel from Harper; Hardcover set to go on sale nationwide this Tuesday, “Ride Around Shining” is the story of a white chauffeur’s manipulation of his black employer, a forward for the Portland Trail Blazers.The most overlooked theme of the nation’s sports pages becomes the stuff of the “best & one of the bravest” novels in years. “Ride Around Shining” is a 21st century inversion of what we’ve come to expect stories of race & class to look like, & a discomfiting portrait of envy & obsession. This thoughtful novel attempts to say the unsayable about white fixation on black culture, particularly black athletic culture, something so common in everyday life it has gone all but unaddressed. Be the 1st caller in tomorrow morning at 7:30 with the correct answer to my sports trivia question, & grab this new MUST READ. Since I’ve been spending most of my summer at the golf course (when I’m not fishing), I thought that I would put together a sports trivia question pertaining to the PGA Tour. See you tomorrow morning on Puffman Sports Trivia.