Portland author Andre Lewis Carter is a retired navy veteran who writes fiction, essays and plays. He holds an MA in fiction and writing and an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University, where he was a Beverly Blakeslee Hiscox Scholar. This is his debut novel.
In the early 1970s, César Alvarez enlists in the navy to escape a life of crime; while the decision saves him from the streets, it also lands him amid volatile racial tensions at a crucial moment in US history.
"Skillfully blending his fictional hero’s coming-of-age story with a real-life racial confrontation aboard ship, Carter’s tale is a winning combination of military procedural, suspense, and Black history." —Booklist, STARRED Review
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