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What we lose: a novel

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A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize Finalist Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist California Book Award First Fiction Finalist Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Debut Novel Nominee Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction & the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by Vogue , NPR, Elle , Esquire , Buzzfeed , San Francisco Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, T he Huffington Post, The A.V. Club , The Root , Harper's Bazaar, Paste , Bustle , Kirkus Reviews, Electric Literature, LitHub, New York Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Bust "The debut novel of the year." -- Vogue "Like so many stories of the black diaspora, What We Lose is an examination of haunting." --Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker "A richly volatile study of grief, wonderment and love." --Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal "A startling, poignant debut." -- The Atlantic "Raw and ravishing, this novel pulses with vulnerability and shimmering anger." --Nicole Dennis-Benn, O, the Oprah Magazine "Stunning. . . . Powerfully moving and beautifully wrought, What We Lose reflects on family, love, loss, race, womanhood, and the places we feel home." -- Buzzfeed "Remember this name: Zinzi Clemmons. Long may she thrill us with exquisite works like What We Lose . . . . The book is a remarkable journey." --Essence From an author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age--a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country 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. In arresting and unsettling prose, we watch Thandi's life unfold, from losing her mother and learning to live without the person who has most profoundly shaped her existence, to her own encounters with romance and unexpected motherhood. Through exquisite and emotional vignettes, Clemmons creates a stunning portrayal of what it means to choose to live, after loss. An elegiac distillation, at once intellectual and visceral, of a young woman's understanding of absence and identity that spans continents and decades, What We Lose heralds the arrival of a virtuosic new voice in fiction. One of the New York Times , Huffington Post , Buzzfeed , Cosmopolitan , Glamour , Redbook , Marie Claire , Essence , Houston Chronicle , LA Daily News , Nylon , and Elle 's Books to Read This Summer
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African American women -- Fiction
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Bildungsromans
Contemporary Women -- FICTION
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Fiction
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title_displayWhat we lose : a novel
title_fullWhat We Lose A Novel
What We Lose A Novel [eBook] Clemmons, Zinzi.
What we lose : a novel / Zinzi Clemmons
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What we lose [large print] / Zinzi Clemmons
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