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Review: Gay’s Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Roxanne Gay A gut punch, a wake up call, a deeply effecting book about race, sexual assault, food, immigration, class, writing, love and America. Really a must read. I’m someone who cares deeply about … Continue reading

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Review: Ward’s Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones Jesmyn Ward Stunning prose. A look into a world (rural, black, deep south) that is not often depicted in literature. Really, really good. Salvage the Bones tells the story of a young girl and her family and … Continue reading

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Review — Parker’s There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce Morgan Parker “I do whatever I want because I could die any minute I don’t mean YOLO I mean they are hunting me” This book is a gut punch. Full of lines like … Continue reading

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Review: Mosley’s Red Death

Walter Mosley The second Easy Rawlins novel, filled with the detail of place and time that all fans of the series enjoy. (I reviewed the first one here). This one finds our protagonist tied up in a red scare witch … Continue reading

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Ellison’s Invisible Man

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison It always feels a bit absurd to review a classic, especially one with the profound emotional and political resonance of Invisible Man. I could leave it at this – you need to read this book – … Continue reading

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Review: Jemisin’s The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season N.K. Jemisin The first volume in N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy. The story of a world beset by earth quakes and other natural phenomenon, which can be kept at bay (or instigated) by a group of people … Continue reading

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Review: Delany’s Straits of Messina

Straits of Messina Samuel Delany A now out of print and dearly priced collection of Samuel Delany* writing about his own works, including detailed essays on Dhalgren, the controversial (and at the time of publication of this book, unpublished) Hogg, … Continue reading

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