Daniel José Older
Daniel José Older is an American fantasy and young adult fiction writer.
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A group of friends from South L.A. are threatened by gentrification and decide to create a fake gang to scare off developers. However, things take a dark turn when a murder is attributed to the nonexistent gang. This hilarious and powerful novel explores the destructive power of gentrification and showcases the best intentions of young people in communities of color. Perfect for fans of Let Me Hear a Rhyme and On My Block, There Goes the Neighborhood is an uproarious novel about power, friendship, and the true meaning of a neighborhood.
About to finish this book and it's ABSURDLY RIDICULOUSLY TERRIFIC as fuck. I love it. Preorder today✨✨✨✨ – source
Daniel José Older2022-10-01T17:25:59.000Z
Explore the interconnected lives of people from different time periods, places, and dimensions in this mind-bending novel. Follow Gracie as she uncovers the truth about the universe while on the run with a man accused of being a mass-murderer. This book spans centuries and continents, and will take you on a journey of love, grief, and quantum entanglement. It's a must-read for fans of David Mitchell, Emily St. John Mandel, Neil Gaiman, and Margaret Atwood.
I absolutely adored the first chapter of #PsalmsForTheEndOfTheWorld by @colehaddon -- weird, mysterious, vibrant, surprising --and can't wait to read the rest ✨✨✨ happy release week to you Cole! Thrilled this book is out in the world 🔥 – source
Daniel José Older2022-09-01T19:38:25.000Z
Experience the chaos of 1920s Shanghai, where two rival gangs are locked in a bloody feud. Juliette Cai, heir to the Scarlet Gang, must face her first love and former betrayer, Roma Montagov, heir to the White Flowers, as a mysterious contagion threatens their city. This heart-stopping debut, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, is a thrilling Romeo and Juliet retelling set in an imaginative 1920s Shanghai world.
WHY IS THIS BOOK SO fucking GREAAAATAHHH @thechloegong #TheseViolentDelights – source
Daniel José Older2021-08-27T03:14:27.000Z
This Booker Prize-winning novel by Michael Ondaatje takes readers to an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II, where the lives of four damaged individuals intersect in unexpected ways. This haunting story follows the nurse Hana, the thief Caravaggio, the Indian sapper Kip, and the nameless English patient as they grapple with their own traumas and search for meaning amidst chaos and destruction. A beautifully crafted and thought-provoking read.
There are so many but The English Patient comes to mind first. The movie really...did something different. But that book...whew. – source
Daniel José Older2021-02-28T05:21:24.000Z
This extraordinary memoir follows a bestselling author's journey towards self-discovery through candid letters addressed to friends, lovers, and family. Through the turmoil of relationships and transformative decisions, the author unveils the harrowing yet resolute truths of their own life. This book is as tender as it is brutal, and is animated by the same voracious intelligence that distinguishes their fiction. Electrifying and inspiring, Dear Senthuran is a revelatory account of storytelling, self, and survival.
This is a book that is so crucial and category defying I don't even know where to start. Everything Akwaeke does is like that, and with DS they take it to another level. Must read for all writers and humans. Period. – source
Daniel José Older2021-01-21T19:15:36.000Z
A riveting debut fantasy novel that explores the godly ancestry of a Black teen from Houston. With evil threatening both the human and divine worlds, the protagonist must embrace her true identity and magical powers to save her neighborhood and loved ones. Fans of Angie Thomas, Tomi Adeyemi, and The Hunger Games will love this emotionally charged read.
fantastic news! I love this book #WingsOfEbony – source
Daniel José Older2020-11-09T17:20:11.000Z
"The Cross of Redemption" is a thought-provoking collection by James Baldwin featuring essays, articles, reviews, and interviews that have never before been published. Baldwin was a literary genius who fearlessly tackled issues of race, religion, and national identity. This book covers Baldwin's views on various topics such as anti-Semitism, African-American presidency, boxing, and the role of a writer in society. An essential read for anyone seeking profound insight on issues that continue to shape our world today.
The whole book is so incredible and an excellent way to jump into Baldwin's work if you haven't yet – source
Daniel José Older2020-09-21T22:07:03.000Z
This stunning novel follows the story of a family struggling to come to terms with the death of their son, Vivek, who they never really knew. As the story unfolds, we learn about Vivek's gentle and mysterious spirit, his disorienting blackouts, and his bond with his cousin Osita. The novel explores themes of family, friendship, loss, and transcendence, culminating in a heart-stopping act of violence. With unforgettable characters and beautiful writing, The Death of Vivek Oji is a propulsively readable and moving story.
@dancingofpens I found it very life affirming. I'm not big on depressing books and I genuinly loved it and didnt feel weighed down by it – source
Daniel José Older2020-08-17T22:41:24.000Z
"Dangerous magic and historical exploration meet in this dazzling and daring novel set against the backdrop of 1940s New York City. Follow a girl from Harlem as she navigates the glittering underworld of Manhattan, using her knives to strike fear in the most dangerous denizens. But her past haunts her, and when history threatens her loved ones, she must sacrifice everything to save her community. A brilliant and deeply American saga, Trouble the Saints is a must-read for lovers of magical love stories and compelling chronicles of interracial tension."
This book is AMAZING. happy pub day @alayadj!! – source
Daniel José Older2020-07-21T18:03:33.000Z
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black