The Resource Luster

Luster

Label
Luster
Title
Luster
Creator
Subject
Summary
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLERLOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERWASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER"So delicious that it feels illicit . . . Raven Leilani's first novel reads like summer: sentences like ice that crackle or melt into a languorous drip; plot suddenly, wildly flying forward like a bike down a hill." —Jazmine Hughes, The New York Times Book Review"An irreverent intergenerational tale of race and class that's blisteringly smart and fan-yourself sexy." —Michelle Hart, O: The Oprah MagazineNo one wants what no one wants.And how do we even know what we want? How do we know we're ready to take it?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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leilani, Raven
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Luster
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ac83a465-d32d-46b4-a70e-efd2f0e2f7f6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780374910334
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Luster
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ac83a465-d32d-46b4-a70e-efd2f0e2f7f6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780374910334
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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