Friday BlackBook - 2018
A treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. Readers are left with a complicated, insistent, wrenching chorus of emotions, the final note of which, remarkably, is hope. -- adapted from info provided
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OPL_AnnaW Sep 05, 2019
Disturbing and sometimes hilarious, these short stories take on what it means to be black in America today. The title story is a highlight, skewering the dark heart of status-driven consumerism.
Each story in this collection is striking, original and impactful. I'm amazed at the power with which Adjei-Brenyah constructs his narratives. In a few stories, his characters inhabit worlds with tiny touches of surrealism that allow for intense explorations of justice, race and speculative near-... Read More »
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"The stories have a wild amount of worlds and plot lines that are all impressively fleshed out. I definitely recommend it if you like speculative short fiction, but a heads up that some of the stories include extreme violence."