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The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley
The Man in My Basement begins with a man at Charles Blakey's door who wants to spend the summer in his basement. Blakey, who is black, is unemployed and behind on the mortgage on the house that has been in his family for generations. The stranger, Anniston Bennet, who is white, makes him a financial offer that's too good to pass up. Bennet then moves a cage into the basement and locks himself in. Bennet uses the cage to tell Blakey the story of his life, and the evil that he's done. Blakey is drawn into this window on the white man's world, and the stories have a cathartic effect on both men. Walter Mosley, famous for his mysteries, has written a novel that has garnered praise from most reviewers. The New Yorker calls The Man in the Basement "a compelling, peculiar exploration of race and identity."