Call us on 020 3904 6826

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Luster

Book cover of Luster

Author: Raven Leilani

Original price was: £14.99.Current price is: £12.00.

Availability: 1 in stock

Format:Hardback

Page Count:240

Date Published:21 Jan 2021

ISBN:9781529035988

Category:,

Synopsis

Edie is just trying to survive.

She’s messing up in her dead-end admin job in her all-white office, is sleeping with all the wrong men, and has failed at the only thing that meant anything to her, painting. No one seems to care that she doesn’t really know what she’s doing with her life beyond looking for her next hook-up. And then she meets Eric, a white, middle-aged archivist with a suburban family, including a wife who has sort-of-agreed to an open marriage and an adopted black daughter who doesn’t have a single person in her life who can show her how to do her hair.

As if navigating the constantly shifting landscape of sexual and racial politics as a young black woman wasn’t already hard enough, with nowhere else left to go, Edie finds herself falling head-first into Eric’s home and family. A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Guardian, New York Times, New Yorker, Boston Globe, Literary Hub, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Time, Good Housekeeping, InStyle, NPR, O Magazine, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, Town & Country, Wired, New Statesman, Vox, Shelf Awareness, i-D, BookPage and more. One of Barack Obama’s Favourite Books of 2020Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award.

‘A giddy joy, crafted with mischievous perfection.’ – Mail on Sunday

Latest Books

Share:  Luster