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Mar 08, 2022 | ISBN 9780807006627

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“Undoubtedly a literary tour de force.”
—James A. Miller, The Boston Globe

“A major voice in American letters.”
—Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire

Mosquito’s voice is melodic, direct, and so conversational that it hooks us immediately and makes us surrender fully to the narrative. . . . To be sure, these observations crackle with wit and a joyful, almost child-like candor.”
—Quinn Eli, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Gayl Jones is the Black writer we all want to be when we grow up. . . . Mosquito is Gayl Jones unbound, but certainly not untethered, not without her still prodigious storehouses of language, craft, and storytelling prowess.”
—Greg Tate, Voice Literary Supplement

Mosquito will amuse and confuse and instruct and pique and exhaust you. Sometimes the anecdotes are so good you call up friends to share them. There are a hundred times you want to shout, ‘Right on!’”
—Sandra Scofield, Chicago Tribune

“Most apparent, and most surprising, is Jones&rssquo;s sense of humor . . . Her sly, subversive wit echoes Ishmael Reed at his most sarcastic.”
—Jabari Asim, The Washington Post Book World

“One of literature’s finest.”
—Karla Strand, Ms.

“Reading [Gayl Jones’s] inventive prose and earthy dialogue is its own reward.”
—Valerie Boyd, The Washington Post

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