The narrator has become a black Clark Griswold, a person who now has a respectable job, a nice home, and in-laws who are pretty far removed from the deep South.The repo man is the narrator's equivalent of Clark's cousin Randy.
I'm starting to think I might live long enough to read all the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction after all.
James Alan Mc Pherson's Elbow Room won in 1978 so at this point there are less than 40 left for me to get to.
I'd get the books read a lot faster if I was willing to actually buy them.
(I miss De Kalb County every time I think about Interlibrary Loan.
I've known a few black families that freaked out more over their kids dating someone white or Asian or Hispanic than the non-black families did about dating across racial lines, but maybe from the author's perspective the narrator's qualms and pessimistic predictions served as a surrogate for what the woman's family might be thinking.