Raising fences: a black man's love story

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Riverhead Books,
Pub. Date:
2002, 2001.
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1st Riverhead trade paperback ed.
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English
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In the inner-city African American community in which Michael Datcher grew up, he and the boys he hung with all lacked fathers or father figures. And yet, he argues, despite what the media might say about black men, the dream he and his male friends nurtured was the same dream as that of most Americans: to have a family, a house, love, stability. He calls it their picket-fence dream. Raising Fences is Datcher's story of his own experience of being black and longing for stability and family. But it's also the story of other young black men and how they turn their reality -- instability, violence, and a lack of male role models -- into that picket-fence dream.
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subject_facetAfrican American families -- California -- Los Angeles
African American men -- Biography
Biographies
Datcher, Michael, -- 1967-
Datcher, Michael, -- 1967- -- Childhood and youth
Fatherless families -- California -- Los Angeles
Fiction
Journalists -- Biography
Paternal deprivation
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography
title_displayRaising fences : a black man's love story
title_fullRaising fences : a black man's love story / Michael Datcher
title_shortRaising fences
title_suba black man's love story
topic_facetAfrican American families
African American men
Childhood and youth
Datcher, Michael
Fatherless families
Journalists
Paternal deprivation
Poets, American