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The Resource Luster, Raven Leilani

Luster, Raven Leilani

Label
Luster
Title
Luster
Statement of responsibility
Raven Leilani
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Kirkus Prize for Fiction, 2020.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2020
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10903820
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leilani, Raven
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.E35886
LC item number
L87 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women artists
  • Young women
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Adopted children
  • Archivists
  • Women forensic pathologists
Target audience
adult
Label
Luster, Raven Leilani
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780374194321
Lccn
2020012289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1119744688
  • (OCoLC)1119744688
Label
Luster, Raven Leilani
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780374194321
Lccn
2020012289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1119744688
  • (OCoLC)1119744688

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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