Heads of the Colored People

Heads of the Colored People


Large Print - 2019 | Large print edition
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Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction and Kirkus Prize FinalistA stunning new talent in literary fiction, Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class in compelling, boundary-pushing vignettes. Each plunges headfirst into the lives of utterly original characters. Some are darkly humorous: two mothers exchanging snide remarks through notes in their kids' backpacks -- while others are devastatingly poignant: a teen torn between her upper middle class upbringing and her desire to fully connect with black culture. Exquisitely rendered, satirical, and captivating, they all shine a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432865382
Branch Call Number: LP THOM
Characteristics: pages cm


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Apr 28, 2019

Each story in this collection was consistently good and that doesn't happen very often with a short story collection. Yet overall I thought it was a good collection, but not a great one.

Apr 28, 2019

Her writing is incredible! I can't wait to see more of what she does. I'm not always one for short stories but each of these was gripping.

Jun 26, 2018

I loved how many of the stories are woven together. Some were funny, others were a bit dark and twisted putting a look of astonishment on your face and leaving a sick feeling in your stomach. Overall, a very good collection of short stories.


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jraxlly thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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