Heads of the Colored People

Heads of the Colored People

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Book - 2018
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"[T]his collection of ... stories examines the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era .... Some [stories] 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : 37INK/Atria, 2018.
Edition: First 37INKAtria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501167997
1501167995
Characteristics: 209 pages ; 22 cm

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becker
Apr 28, 2019

Each story in this collection was consistently good and that doesn't happen very often with a short story collection. Yet overall I thought it was a good collection, but not a great one.

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KadenceB
Apr 28, 2019

Her writing is incredible! I can't wait to see more of what she does. I'm not always one for short stories but each of these was gripping.

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peapod416
Jun 26, 2018

I loved how many of the stories are woven together. Some were funny, others were a bit dark and twisted putting a look of astonishment on your face and leaving a sick feeling in your stomach. Overall, a very good collection of short stories.

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jraxlly Jul 05, 2018

jraxlly thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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