Luster: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Luster: Signed Edition (Hardback)

Luster: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages
Published: 21/01/2021

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Audacious and provocative, Leilani’s firecracker of a debut charts Edie’s awkward slalom through modern life, from dead-end hook ups and crushed ambitions to a romantic liaison that has disaster written all over it.

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Shortlisted for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

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.

Razor sharp, provocatively page-turning and surprisingly tender, Luster by Raven Leilani is a painfully funny debut about what it means to be young now.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 2928377049881
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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Terence, Bookseller Newry

“2021's Normal People”

Funny, provocative and intense.
It's only January and already I feel I have read one of the best books this year. If you can't wait for the next Sally Rooney then I can't recommend this book to you... More

Hardback edition
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“Dark, unsettling, incredible”

It's not often a book lives up to the hype, this does.
Edie is a character I both pity and admire - a seemingly self-sabotaging, nihilistic character happy to be buffeted around by the people she meets and take... More

“Phenomenal”

This book took me into a trance, I re-read each turn of phrase again due to its unique references that at first confused me and then absorbed me. Leilani has gone beyond any debut I have ever read. I can't... More

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