Sharp, Comic, Disruptive, Tender, Raven Leilani S Debut Novel, Luster, Sees A Young Black Woman Fall Into Art And Someone Else S Open MarriageEdie 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 S Also, Secretly, Haltingly Figuring Her Way Into Life As An Artist 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 Falling Into Eric S Family Life, His Home She Becomes Hesitant Friend To His Wife And A De Facto Role Model To His Adopted Daughter Edie Is The Only Black Woman Young Akila May KnowRazor Sharp, Darkly Comic, Sexually Charged, Socially Disruptive, Luster Is A Portrait Of A Young Woman Trying To Make Her Sense Of Her Life 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
Raven is the fiction editor for Ruminate Magazine She is also an MFA candidate at NYU Find her prose, poetry, and artwork at Narrative, Granta, New England Review, etc.
- 240 pages
- Raven Leilani
- 22 January 2019 Raven Leilani