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Luster

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First edition.

"Sharp, comic, disruptive, tender, Raven Leilani's debut novel, Luster, sees a young black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriage." --
"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. 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 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.

Available copies

  • 30 of 47 copies available at Westchester Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at White Plains Public Library.

Current holds

4 current holds with 47 total copies.

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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31544201052446
Available
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Book
31544201052453
Checked out
04/24/2021
White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31544201052461
Available
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