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Luster

Author: Raven Leilani
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties--sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She is also haltingly, fitfully giving heat and air to the art that simmers inside her. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage--with rules. As  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Coming of age fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raven Leilani
ISBN: 9780374194321 0374194327
OCLC Number: 1119744688
Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Raven Leilani.

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"Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties--sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She is also haltingly, fitfully giving heat and air to the art that simmers inside her. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage--with rules. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren't hard enough, Edie finds herself unemployed and invited into Eric's home--though not by Eric. She becomes a hesitant ally to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie may be the only Black woman young Akila knows. Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life--her hunger, her anger--in a tumultuous era. It is also a description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent, and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way."--Provided by publisher.

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