“An Unkindness of Ghosts” by Rivers Solomon seems a good book to highlight on this day as the book won many awards and was on many a “Best of 2017” book list.
Here’s NPR’s review of the book:
“What Solomon achieves with this debut–the sharpness, the depth, the precision–puts me in mind of a syringe full of stars. I want to say about this book, its only imperfection is that it ended. But that might give the wrong impression: that it is a happy book, a book that makes a body feel good. It is not a happy book. I love it like I love food, I love it for what it did to me, I love it for having made me feel stronger and more sure in a nightmare world, but it is not a happy book. It is an antidote to poison. It is inoculation against pervasive, enduring disease. Like a vaccine, it is briefly painful, leaves a lingering soreness, but armors you from the inside out.”
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