Zinzi Clemmons - What We Lose (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780008245979
A short, intense and profoundly moving debut novel about race, identity, sex and death - from one of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35.
Thandi is a black woman, but often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian.
She is American, but doesn't feel as American as some of her friends.
She is South African, but doesn't belong in South Africa either.
Her mother is dying.
Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor - someone, or something, to love.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2017 (4th Estate)
- ISBN : 9780008245979
- SKU : B002687
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'The debut novel of the year . . . visceral, cerebral, provocative, elegiac. One can't help but think of Clemmons as in the running to be the next-generation Claudia Rankine' - Vogue.
'Luminescent' - Independent.
'A lovely little headrush of a novel . . . if you enjoyed Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing then try this' - Sunday Times Style.
'Bracingly clear-eyed . . . the tension between her steady prose and turbulent emotions is beautifully sustained' - Daily Mail.
'Highly original. Zinzi Clemmons deftly explores grief, sex and identity' - Elle.
'Concise and powerful. This original and challenging debut is a must-read for fans of literary fiction and memoir' - Bookriot.
Zinzi Clemmons was raised in Philadelphia by a South African mother and an American father. Her debut novel, What We Lose (Viking 2017), was named “Debut Novel of the Year” by Vogue, and received praise from the Atlantic, the Guardian, the New York Times, The New Yorker, and others. Clemmons lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College.
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