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Heads of the colored people : stories / Nafissa Thompson-Spires.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch FIC THOMPSO HEA (Text) 34207002151851 Adult Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC THO (Text) 37323005390169 NEW-BKS Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield FIC Thompson-Spires (Text) 31208912568385 new fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501167997
  • ISBN: 1501167995
  • Physical Description: 209 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First 37 INK/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : 37 INK/Atria, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203).
Formatted Contents Note:
Heads of the colored people: four fancy sketches, two chalk outlines, and no apology -- The necessary changes have been made -- Belles lettres -- The body's defenses against itself -- Fatima, the biloquist: a transformation story -- The subject of consumption -- Suicide, watch -- Whisper to a scream -- Not today, Marjorie -- This Todd -- A conversation about bread -- Wash clean the bones.
Summary, etc.:
"Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class in these compelling, boundary-pushing vignettes. Each captivating story plunges headfirst into the lives of new, utterly original characters. Thompson-Spires fearlessly shines a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship. Her stories are exquisitely rendered, satirical, and captivating in turn, engaging in the ongoing conversations about race and identity politics, as well as the vulnerability of the black body. Boldly resisting categorization and easy answers, Nafissa Thompson-Spires is an original and necessary voice in contemporary fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
FICTION / African American / General.
FICTION / Humorous.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Genre: Short stories.

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