About a kid growing up in 1930s Harlem. I've read the first forty pages so I can tell you about this much. He's got a loving mother and an abusive preacher father. The church and his relationship to it is a big part of what I've read so far. He feels likes sinner, sinning with his hands, as he says, while thinking about dudes. There's a sriction at the end of where I've read that concerns him walking around, going to a movie, considering the nature of racism. Its about a kid that feels oppressed from all angles and wonders what it would be like and if he ever even could be free. Its not too long, my paperback is pretty thin.