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

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

Label
Heads of the colored people : stories
Title
Heads of the colored people
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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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DLC
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Thompson-Spires, Nafissa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.H6885
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lariat Reading List 2019
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
Target audience
adult
Label
Heads of the colored people : stories, Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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Publication
Copyright
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
  • Not today, Marjorie
  • This Todd
  • A conversation about bread
  • Wash clean the bones
  • 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
Control code
ocn989963508
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First 37INK/Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781501168000
Lccn
2017050727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501167997
  • (OCoLC)989963508
Label
Heads of the colored people : stories, Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Not today, Marjorie
  • This Todd
  • A conversation about bread
  • Wash clean the bones
  • 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
Control code
ocn989963508
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First 37INK/Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781501168000
Lccn
2017050727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501167997
  • (OCoLC)989963508

Library Locations

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      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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