Heads of the Colored People (Hardcover)


**Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 2019** **Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2018** *Finalist for the Kirkus Prize 2018* *Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize 2019* In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their apparent success. A teenager is insidiously bullied as her YouTube following soars; an assistant professor finds himself losing a subtle war of attrition against his office mate; a nurse is worn down by the demand for her skills as a funeral singer. And across a series of stories, a young woman grows up, negotiating and renegotiating her identity. Heads of the Colored People shows characters in crisis, both petty and catastrophic. It marks the arrival of a remarkable writer and an essential and urgent new voice.

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**Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 2019** **Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2018** *Finalist for the Kirkus Prize 2018* *Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize 2019* In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their apparent success. A teenager is insidiously bullied as her YouTube following soars; an assistant professor finds himself losing a subtle war of attrition against his office mate; a nurse is worn down by the demand for her skills as a funeral singer. And across a series of stories, a young woman grows up, negotiating and renegotiating her identity. Heads of the Colored People shows characters in crisis, both petty and catastrophic. It marks the arrival of a remarkable writer and an essential and urgent new voice.

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Imprint

Chatto and Windus

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Release date

August 2018

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Dimensions

223 x 145 x 24mm (L x W x T)

Format

Hardcover

Pages

209

ISBN-13

978-1-78109-063-3

Barcode

9781781090633

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LSN

1-78109-063-7



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