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At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac—here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author’s rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite.
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What is the value of a home to a family? In her stirring first novel, The Turner House, Angela Flournoy explores this question through the lens of the Turner family of Detroit.
Our January Black Book pick is See No Color by Shannon Gibney. The debut novel by Gibney offers an unflinching look at the complexities of racial identity and belonging in the context of transracial adoption.