Cry Uncle: A Novel

Cry Uncle

“From its stunning first chapter to its richly satisfying conclusion, Cry Uncle is a wonderful book, both compellingly readable and artistically resonant. The complexities of our human nature—its capacity for cruelty and its capacity for love—are brilliantly rendered in Alan Michael Parker’s novel. Long one of my favorite poets, Parker has now instantly become one of my favorite fiction writers.” –Robert Olen Butler

Cry Uncle caught me from the opening passages, with its poet’s precise rendition of a man in terrible trouble—a white man who doesn’t know why he has become the victim of an attack by white racists, a decent man who will learn the limits of decency in a community. What happens when you step across the color divide? Alan Michael Parker’s novel shows us with beautiful and terrible urgency.” –Dorothy Allison