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The Resource Luster, Raven Leilani

Luster, Raven Leilani

Label
Luster
Title
Luster
Statement of responsibility
Raven Leilani
Title variation
Luster
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Edie 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 is also haltingly, fitfully giving heat and air to the art that simmers inside her. 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 invited into Eric's home--though not by Eric. She becomes a hesitant ally to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie may be the only Black woman young Akila knows. Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life--her hunger, her anger--in a tumultuous era. It is also a description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent, and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way
  • "Sharp, comic, disruptive, tender, Raven Leilani's debut novel, Luster, sees a young black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriage"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leilani, Raven
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.E35886
LC item number
L87 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women artists
  • Young women
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Adopted children
Label
Luster, Raven Leilani
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780374194321
Lccn
2020012289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1119744688
Label
Luster, Raven Leilani
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780374194321
Lccn
2020012289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1119744688

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