Whiteman Review

Over at Salon, Laura Miller praises Tony D’Souza debut novel, Whiteman. “If you read a lot of debut novels, you know there’s a category of these books written by earnest young men who have done stints with the Peace Corps or other NGOs working in developing nations,” she writes. ” (…) As you can tell, I’m pretty jaded about this particular species of first novel, and it must be admitted that Tony D’Souza’s “Whiteman” would seem to fit the formula uncomfortably well. Yet somehow, this novel beats the odds: It manages to be quirky, seductive and funny, but most of all it has captured a shard of the host country in a way that NGO novels rarely do. ” Read it all here.