Weird question, but is Harper Lee trolling us?

The New York Times reviewed the new novel from To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee, and apparently Atticus Finch has become a totally racist asshole. In fact, that's the main plot of the book. I never thought I'd say this, but this is more confusing than why Ariana Grande licked donuts.

Sources: h/t Gawker | The New York Times