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New People by Danzy Senna

New People

New People by Danzy Senna
Aug 01, 2017 | 240 Pages
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Named a Best Summer Read by VogueElle, Harper’s Bazaar, BuzzFeed, Glamour, Bustle, Chicago Review of Books, Ms. Magazine, Pop Sugar and Newsday

“You’ll gulp Senna’s novel in a single sitting—but then mull over it for days.” Entertainment Weekly

“Danzy Senna bores into the dynamics of race, identity, heritage, poverty, and privilege in contemporary America…Agile and ambitious, the novel is also a wild-hearted romance about secrets and obsessions, a dramedy of manners about educated middle-class blacks – the talented tenth – that is Senna’s authorial home ground.” –Elle

“The third novel by an author who’s been weaving indelible portraits of race and class in America for nearly two decades could not have arrived at a more apt time…The stakes of Senna’s latest triumph are both personal and global and will provide a powerful and necessary echo of our current cultural climate.”  Harper’s Bazaar
“Oooooo, this book! Senna has created an engrossing story of race and class in contemporary America…It’s fantastic! You can practically hear it sizzle in your hands.” –BookRiot 

“Everyone should read it.” Vogue

“A thoughtful, earnest, witty discussion on race.” –Marie Claire
“A brilliant, thoughtful treatise on race and identity in the 21st century.” –Pop Sugar

“[A] taut novel about a couple grappling with guilt, race, and desire in the late ‘90s.” –Esquire 

“Compellingly provocative… [Senna] creat[es] a dense psychological portrait of a black woman nearing the close of the 20th century: inquisitive, obsessive, imaginative, alive.”  –New Republic

“Senna’s meditation on 1996 America and its false sense of progress is an eerie picture of society today, too. With a dark sense of humor, Senna builds her story with a horror-like tension that releases with a tongue-in-cheek sigh. Sure to keep readers riding white-knuckled to the end.” –Booklist 

“Danzy Senna’s latest stunner of a novel is both political and bingeable, worthy of a one-sitting read”  Vulture

“Shrewd and funny.”  Newsday

“A striking, off-kilter exploration of race and class.” –Huffington Post

 “[New People] will catch readers off guard with its plot twists and almost too-relatable characters. Senna uses light humor to balance disturbing events that present Maria with more than a few reality checks.” –Ms. Magazine

“An absolutely brilliant darkly comic wild ride of a novel—it’s completely fearless and subversive while at the same time incredibly honest and accurate in how it approaches race and class.”Porochista Khakpour, LitHub

“A darkly comic page-turner.” –Los Angeles Daily News

“Blazing, unstoppable… a fast, darkly funny read.”  BookPage

“A great read, both compelling and thoughtful. The narrative has a page-turning urgency, as Maria tumbles toward a disaster of her own making.”  Library Journal (starred)

“Senna’s fearless novel is equal parts beguiling and disturbing… [she] combines the clued-in status details you’d find in a New York magazine article with the narrative invention of big-league fiction…. Every detail and subplot…is resonant. A great book about race and a great book all around.”   –Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Remarkable. New People plays out like Greek tragedy and social comedy all at once, reminding you that the worst kind of hell is always the one we raise.”  Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

“New People
sparkles with precision, and with antic and merciless hilarity. I was seduced into reading it in one sitting, but will be thinking about it for a long time to come. This book—utterly grave, and yet beautifully light-hearted–is a wonder. 
 Rachel Kushner, author of The Flame Throwers

“I stayed up way later than planned to finish New People, Danzy Senna’s riveting, take-no-prisoners, dystopic dream of a novel. More scorcher than satire, New People loads identity, race, despair, and desire into a blender then hits high. Get ready to stay up late, to be propelled, pricked, and haunted.” 
 Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts

“Danzy Senna detonates the bomb between respectability and desire. In hypnotizing prose, New People kicks you in the gut, then sings you a lullaby. Read this and be haunted. Senna is a master.”
 Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day

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