Okay, okay, I’ll share a litte of the plot. Just a teensy morsel. If you don’t want to know the smallest detail, DO NOT READ THIS POST.
Ike, a black man who runs a landscaping service, and Buddy Lee, a white alcoholic (So nice to write WHITE alcoholic instead of black alcoholic or Native American alcoholic, the usual literary tropes), are thrown together when their sons who were living openly together, are murdered.
You can appreciate what a strain this puts on both men, who are just about as macho as can be.
The opening scene is at the funeral, so this isn’t much of a spoiler. Buddy Lee is able to persuade Ike to help him hunt for their son’s killers.
First stop: The Rainbow Review
“The Rainbox Review is on the third floor,” Ike said.
“Yeah, that sounds pretty gay,” Buddy Lee said. Ike cut his eyes sideways at him.Razorblade Tears, p.45