Blanche addresses the issue of racial bias in this story. But not the kind you were probably thinking. This story has Blanch in her usual domestic position, but from a perspective that makes everyone take a second look. She looks at the bias that black people have to the varying shades of “black.”
The action runs through the story with people disappearing and corpses. Even the dead, apparently, leave a baggage of bias behind them. Blanche determines to get to the bottom of all the shenanigans, and comes very close to sleuthing herself into a coffin of her own.
I love reading Blanche’s books. She is out to find the truth, even if it means pointing it out to friends…or alleged friends. Laughs and tears abound. And she always makes me think.