** Your Face in Mine by Jess Row


The hero of Your Face in Mine is a public radio reporter, who just suffered crushing personal and professional losses, and is hired to create the biography of a childhood friend who used to be white and Jewish, like the reporter, but has undergone a mysterious series of surgeries and treatments to live as an African American.  The reporter is an interesting character, and the premise is intriguing — alas the end of the story dissolves into a standard greed and malfeasance thread that disappoints. Too bad as the inner dialog of the hero seemed just about perfect!

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