Synopses & Reviews
A detective story, a black comedy, a tragedy, and thirty years out of print, it's a dissertation on history/stereotypes that man/unman black Americans.
"Lord of Dark Places," "recently restored to print, is many things: ... a biography of a young sex god; a family drama involving self-sacrifice, betrayal, and incest; a document of black American migration from the rural south to the urban north. ... a crime drama and murder mystery; an episodic tale of transgressive social relations, including interracial friendship and a bisexual menage a trois.
PEN Faulkner Award winner; "Bennett is a New York Genet." New Statesman