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Friday black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Label
Friday black
Title
Friday black
Statement of responsibility
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny...The wildly talented Adjei-Brenyah has made these edgy tales immensely charming, via his resolute, heartful, immensely likeable narrators, capable of seeing the world as blessed and cursed at once." -- George Saunders "This book is dark and captivating and essential...A call to arms and a condemnation. Adjei-Brenyah offers powerful prose as parable. The writing in this outstanding collection will make you hurt and demand your hope. Read this book." -- Roxane Gay A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America. From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In "The Finkelstein Five," Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unforgettable reckoning of the brutal prejudice of our justice system. In "Zimmer Land," we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And "Friday Black" and "How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King" show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all. Entirely fresh in its style and perspective, and sure to appeal to fans of Colson Whitehead, Marlon James, and George Saunders, Friday Black confronts readers with a complicated, insistent, wrenching chorus of emotions, the final note of which, remarkably, is hope
  • A treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. Readers are left with a complicated, insistent, wrenching chorus of emotions, the final note of which, remarkably, is hope. -- adapted from info provided
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Summary
A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10736782
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.D49
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • FICTION / African American
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Satire
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Friday black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Mariner Original"--Title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Light spitter
  • How to sell a jacket as told by IceKing
  • In retail
  • Through the flash
  • The Finkelstein 5
  • Things my mother said
  • The era
  • Lark Street
  • The hospital where
  • Zimmer Land
  • Friday black
  • The lion & the spider
Control code
1022977777
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781328911247
Lccn
2017061489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Friday black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Publication
Note
"A Mariner Original"--Title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Light spitter
  • How to sell a jacket as told by IceKing
  • In retail
  • Through the flash
  • The Finkelstein 5
  • Things my mother said
  • The era
  • Lark Street
  • The hospital where
  • Zimmer Land
  • Friday black
  • The lion & the spider
Control code
1022977777
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781328911247
Lccn
2017061489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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