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Razorblade Tears

by S. A. Cosby

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Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby
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    Jul 2021, 336 pages

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A socially conscious thriller that digs deep into the murderous inclinations of America's past and present.

Razorblade Tears, a thriller by S.A. Cosby, follows a pair of ex-convicts who team up to avenge the mysterious killing of their sons, a married couple. Cosby's novel explores these fathers' inner worlds as they struggle with unresolved issues: Not just the question of who killed their boys and why, but the regret each man feels for not having fully accepted his son's sexuality, and with it his personhood and choice of partner, while he was still alive.

Razorblade Tears contemplates the inherently murderous nature of class, race and gender norms through the arrangement of its characters and their pasts. Ike Randolph, a Black man, is shaken by his son Isiah's murder because he had always assumed that the two of them would eventually resolve their differences. Ike has felt sorry for himself, not knowing how to deal with his discomfort surrounding Isiah's queer identity, and has not seen ...

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