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Eric Goodman will read from his new novel, Twelfth and Race. The novel features Richard Allan Gordon, thirty years old and as white as they come. His life takes a strange turn when he discovers that, as a result of identity theft, five-year-old Jada Reece Gordon bears his name. The product of a middle-class Jewish upbringing, Richie finds himself completely in love and lust with Jada’s mother, LaTisha, a twenty-five-year-old African American nursing student, and longs to be a father to her child.
Eric Goodman is the recipient of three Ohio Arts Council fellowships as well as residencies at Ragdale, and the MacDowell Colony. He has published more than 150 articles and essays, with work appearing in the L.A. Times Sunday Magazine, GQ, Travel & Leisure, Saveur, and several anthologies. For the past decade, Goodman has directed the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Twelfth and Race is his fifth novel.