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Leilani, Raven. Book - 2020 Fiction / Leilani, Raven, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Leilani, Raven None on shelf 92 requests on 2 copies Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Downtown 1st Floor, NEW Fiction / Leilani, Raven Downtown Library Due 10-16-2020
Malletts Adult Books, NEW Adult Book / Fiction / General / Leilani, Raven Malletts Creek Branch Due 10-15-2020

"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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