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The Resource Heads of the colored people : stories, Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Heads of the colored people : stories, Nafissa Thompson-Spires

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Heads of the colored people : stories
Title
Heads of the colored people
Title remainder
stories
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Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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Language
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Summary
"Calling to mind the best works of Paul Beatty and Junot Diaz, this collection of moving, timely, and darkly funny stories examines the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era. A stunning new talent in literary fiction, Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class in these compelling, boundary-pushing vignettes. Each captivating story plunges headfirst into the lives of new, utterly original characters. Some are darkly humorous--from two mothers exchanging snide remarks through notes in their kids' backpacks, to the young girl contemplating how best to notify her Facebook friends of her impending suicide--while others are devastatingly poignant--a new mother and funeral singer who is driven to madness with grief for the young black boys who have fallen victim to gun violence, or the teen who struggles between her upper middle class upbringing and her desire to fully connect with black culture. Thompson-Spires fearlessly shines a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship. Her stories are exquisitely rendered, satirical, and captivating in turn, engaging in the ongoing conversations about race and identity politics, as well as the vulnerability of the black body. Boldly resisting categorization and easy answers, Nafissa Thompson-Spires is an original and necessary voice in contemporary fiction"--
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Thompson-Spires, Nafissa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • African Americans
  • FICTION / African American / General
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Label
Heads of the colored people : stories, Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203)
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volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
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Contents
Heads of the colored people: four fancy sketches, two chalk outlines, and no apology -- The necessary changes have been made -- Belles lettres -- The body's defenses against itself -- Fatima, the biloquist: a transformation story -- The subject of consumption -- Suicide, watch -- Whisper to a scream -- Not today, Marjorie -- This Todd -- A conversation about bread -- Wash clean the bones
Control code
2017050727
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First 37 INK/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781501167997
Lccn
2017050727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Heads of the colored people : stories, Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Heads of the colored people: four fancy sketches, two chalk outlines, and no apology -- The necessary changes have been made -- Belles lettres -- The body's defenses against itself -- Fatima, the biloquist: a transformation story -- The subject of consumption -- Suicide, watch -- Whisper to a scream -- Not today, Marjorie -- This Todd -- A conversation about bread -- Wash clean the bones
Control code
2017050727
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First 37 INK/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781501167997
Lccn
2017050727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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