“They all have competing claims on him and they all perhaps love him and need him for slightly different reasons,” she says. “But if I have done my job right, the reader will understand that there is not one of these characters who would not give their life for this boy.”A new novel by Thrity Umrigar reflects the fact that Anton belongs to both his black biological mother and his white adopted family.

The boy, Anton, winds up in the hearts and arms of David and Delores Coleman, a prominent political couple who raise him with all the advantages their name, wealth and love can offer. Anton grows up to be a man of character and distinction — and then discovers the truth: that his adopted father manipulated his biological mother into giving him up.

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