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The Resource How Are You Going to Save Yourself

How Are You Going to Save Yourself

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How Are You Going to Save Yourself
Title
How Are You Going to Save Yourself
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Summary
Four young men struggle to liberate themselves from the burden of being black and male in America in an assured debut "as up-to the-minute as a Kendrick Lamar track and as ruefully steeped in eternal truths as a Gogol tale" (Kirkus, starred review).Bound together by shared experience but pulled apart by their changing fortunes, four young friends coming of age in the postindustrial enclave of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, struggle to liberate themselves from the legacies left to them as black men in America. With potent immediacy and bracing candor, this provocative debut follows a decade in the lives of Dub, Rolls, Rye, and Gio as they each grapple with the complexity of their family histories, the newfound power of sex and drugs, and the ferocity of their desires. Gio proves himself an unforgettable narrator, beautifully flawed and unstintingly honest, as he recounts both the friends' conflicts and their triumphs. Whether it's a fraught family cookout, a charged altercation on the block, a raucous night in high-society Manhattan gone wrong, or the troubled efforts of a drug hustler to go clean, JM Holmes brings the thump and the heat of his scenes to life with the kind of ease that makes us not just eavesdroppers but participants. How Are You Going to Save Yourself illuminates in breathtaking detail an entire world-one that has been underrepresented in American fiction. At times funny, often uncomfortable, occasionally disturbing, these stories fearlessly engage with issues of race, sex, drugs, class, and family. Holmes's blistering and timely new voice, richly infused with the unmistakable rhythms of hip-hop that form the sound track to his characters' lives, delivers an indelible fiction that has never been more vital and necessary
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Holmes, JM
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Short Stories
Label
How Are You Going to Save Yourself
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:60e42f64-0fb0-4949-8583-f359d3089bfe
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316412490
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
How Are You Going to Save Yourself
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:60e42f64-0fb0-4949-8583-f359d3089bfe
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316412490
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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