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Luster / Raven Leilani.

Leilani, Raven, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg LP LEI (Text) 39970001481646 LP Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP LEI (Text) 78731000519452 New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432885151
  • Physical Description: 307pages (large print) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Large print.
  • Publisher: Waterville : Thorndike Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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. Irresistibly unruly and strikingly beautiful, razor-sharp and slyly comic, sexually charged and utterly absorbing, Raven Leilani's 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 haunting, aching 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.
Subject: African American women artists > Fiction.
Young women > Sexual behavior > United States > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
Adopted children > Fiction.
Archivists > Fiction.
Women forensic pathologists > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
Coming of age fiction.

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