Bourgeois Blues: An American Memoir is a painstakingly reconstructed history of a relationship; that of the young author,
Jake Lamar Jr., with his father, Jake Lamar Sr. However, it is also simultaneously a history of black America and its attempts
to survive intact while beneath the hegemonic yoke of white supremacy. Jake Jr.’s memoir intricately intertwines race, class,
gender, ... [Show full abstract] intergenerational relationships, and very crucially, historical period in a profound manner unparalleled as a recent
example of the sociocomplexities of recent gender scholarship.