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Luster

by Raven Leilani

2021 Women's Prize Fiction longlist Leilani's live-wire sentences are a giddy joy, crafted with mischievous perfection.' Mail on Sunday 'A remarkable portrait of the artist as a young woman.' Observer Edie is just trying to survive. She's messing up in her dead-end admin job in her all-white office, is sleeping with all the wrong men, and has failed at the only thing that meant anything to her, painting. No one seems to care that she doesn't really know what she's doing with her life beyond looking for her next hook-up. And then she meets Eric, a white middle-aged archivist with a suburban family, including a wife who has sort-of-agreed to an open marriage and an adopted black daughter who doesn't have a single person in her life who can show her how to do her hair. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscape of sexual and racial politics as a young black woman wasn't already hard enough, with nowhere else left to go, Edie finds herself falling head-first into Eric's home and family.

240 pages.

ISBN: 9781529073393

€ 12.20  Save €0.13 (RRP €12.33)

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Date of Publication: 10/06/2021

  
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Women's Prize for Fiction