What We Lose

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Release date: 2017-07-11

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A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 HonoreeNBCC John Leonard First Book Prize FinalistAspen Words Literary Prize FinalistNamed a Best Book of the Year by Vogue, NPR,Elle, Esquire, Buzzfeed,San Francisco Chronicle,Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post,The A.V. Club, The Root,Harper's Bazaar,Paste,Bustle,Kirkus Reviews,Electric Literature, LitHub, New York Post, Los Angeles Review of Books,andBust';The debut novel of the year.' Vogue';Like so many stories of the black diaspora, What We Lose is an examination of haunting.' Doreen St. Felix, The New Yorker ';Raw and ravishing, this novel pulses with vulnerability and shimmering anger.' Nicole Dennis-Benn,O, the Oprah Magazine';Stunning. . . . Powerfully moving and beautifully wrought, What We Lose reflects on family, love, loss, race, womanhood, and the places we feel home.' Buzzfeed';Remember this name: Zinzi Clemmons. Long may she thrill us with exquisite works like What We Lose. . . . The book is a remarkable journey.' EssenceFrom an author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of agea deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and countryRaised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother's childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchorsomeone, or something, to love. In arresting and unsettling prose, we watch Thandi's life unfold, from losing her mother and learning to live without the person who has most profoundly shaped her existence, to her own encounters with romance and unexpected motherhood. Through exquisite and emotional vignettes, Clemmons creates a stunning portrayal of what it means to choose to live, after loss. An elegiac distillation, at once intellectual and visceral, of a young woman's understanding of absence and identity that spans continents and decades,What We Loseheralds the arrival of a virtuosic new voice in fiction.

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Penguin Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9780735221727

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Penguin Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9780735221727

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