White Girls (Paperback)Hilton Als (author)
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I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black men; rather, we're a series of mouths, and that every mouth needs filling: with something wet or dry, like love, or unfamiliar and savory, like love.
White Girls is about, among other things, blackness, queerness, movies, Brooklyn, love (and the loss of love), AIDS, fashion, Basquiat, Capote, philosophy, porn, Louise Brooks and Michael Jackson.
Freewheeling and dazzling, tender and true, it is one of the most highly acclaimed essay collections in years.
'The first time you read Hilton Als, it's a revelation ... you wonder where this guy has been all your life ... He is both a startlingly insightful intellectual and a friendly, open and generous-spirited companion...' - Big Issue
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
'A rhapsodic and provocative collection of essays on race, class, sexuality and identity in America' - Financial Times
'The first time you read Hilton Als, it's a revelation ... you wonder where this guy has been all your life ... He is both a startlingly insightful intellectual and a friendly, open and generous-spirited companion. It is the authenticity of his voice which makes him so compelling. That and the sheer dazzling brilliance of his writing, visceral and poetic, big-hearted, hot-headed and fierce' - Big Issue
'Als has a serious claim to be regarded as the next James Baldwin' - Observer
'Effortless, fearless and honest' - New York Times
'Magnificent' - Los Angeles Times
'Exhilarating ... Audacious' - San Francisco Chronicle
'Brilliant' - Boston Globe
'This will be debated for years' - Entertainment Weekly
'I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' - John Jeremiah Sullivan
'Mesmerising' - Los Angeles Review of Books
'The variations he plays on the themes of identity, intimacy and race achieve a fugue-like complexity and power' - Washington Post'This book will change you' - Chicago Tribune
'Beautiful and deeply intelligent' - New Statesman
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