Heads of the Colored People

Stories
Product Number: EB00711241
Released: Apr 10, 2018
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781501168017
Publisher: Atria / 37 Ink
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Description

Calling to mind the best works of Paul Beatty and Junot DIaz, this collection of moving, timely, and darkly funny stories examines the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era. A stunning new talent in literary fiction, Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class in these compelling, boundary-pushing vignettes. Each captivating story plunges headfirst into the lives of new, utterly original characters. Some are darkly humorous—from two mothers exchanging snide remarks through notes in their kids' backpacks, to the young girl contemplating how best to notify her Facebook friends of her impending suicide—while others are devastatingly poignant—a new mother and funeral singer who is driven to madness with grief for the young black boys who have fallen victim to gun violence, or the teen who struggles between her upper middle class upbringing and her desire to fully connect with black culture. Thompson-Spires fearlessly shines a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship. Her stories are exquisitely rendered, satirical, and captivating in turn, engaging in the ongoing conversations about race and identity politics, as well as the vulnerability of the black body. Boldly resisting categorization and easy answers, Nafissa Thompson-Spires is an original and necessary voice in contemporary fiction.

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Original Publish Date: Apr 10, 2018

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Narrator(s): Adenrele Ojo
Product Number DD38267
Released: Jul 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684413706
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Narrator(s): Adenrele Ojo
Product Number Z100108555
Released: Jul 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684413713

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