P&P Live!: Raven Leilani – Luster

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren’t hard enough, main character 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.

 

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Fiction & Poetry
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Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

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