The west side of Detroit in the 1950s: That’s where this story begins, in a working-class neighborhood, where the fathers were World War II veterans and the mothers were housewives and a young boy’s world was confined to the street he lived on.
But as the narrator grows up through the ’50s and ’60s, America is going through tense changes—changes reflected in his own family and his neighborhood. Touching on the issues of the time, especially white flight and race relations, A Fry Swims the Tuck tells a story of a boy and his family, of loss, and of the lessons we learn when those we love are lost.
About the Author
Kevin M. Lewis lives in Michigan.