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Darcie Wilder is a New York-based writer and the author of literally show me a healthy person (Tyrant Books, 2017).
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Welfare
Steve Anwyll - Jan 08, 2019
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Welfare is wholly made up of four-line paragraphs and has a cadence that is uniquely its own. A high school student leaves his parents' home to live on his own with friends and with the help of government aid. The narrator becomes your best friend on the first page.I walk down the slight slope of their driveway. A backpack full of t-shirts and sock...
Darcie Wilder
Apr 15, 2021
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Severance
A Novel
Ling Ma - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma's offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Ch...
Darcie Wilder
Jul 28, 2020
@AyeshaASiddiqi i LOVED it and immediately tried to get everyone i know to read it and one lost my copy. but this gif will probably motivate me into finally replacing it. truly a perfect book      source
Patsy
A Novel
Nicole Dennis-Benn - May 26, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekind...
Darcie Wilder
Dec 27, 2019
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Women Talking
Miriam Toews - Mar 03, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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National BestsellerWinner of the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for FictionShortlisted for the Governor General's Award for FictionShortlisted for the Reading Women Award This amazing, sad, shocking, but touching novel, based on a real-life event, could be right out of The Handmaid's Tale. --Margaret Atwood, on Twitter"Scorching . . . Wome...
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Dec 27, 2019
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Uncanny Valley
Anna Wiener - Jan 01, 2020
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The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital ageIn her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial—left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New Yor...
Darcie Wilder
Dec 27, 2019
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White Negroes
When Cornrows Were in Vogue ... and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation
Lauren Michele Jackson - Nov 12, 2019
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Exposes the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people—and explores how this intensifies racial inequality.American culture loves blackness. From music and fashion to activism and language, black culture constantly achieves worldwide influence. Yet, when it comes to who is allowed to thrive from black...
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Dec 27, 2019
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The Mutations
A Novel
Jorge Comensal - Nov 12, 2019 (first published in 2016)
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A modern-day Flaubert takes us on a comic tour through a deeply neurotic Mexico CityRam�n Martinez is a militant atheist, successful lawyer, and conventional family man. But all of that changes when his privileged life disintegrates after cancer of the tongue deprives him of the source of his power and livelihood: speech.Jorge Comensal's The Mutati...
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Dec 27, 2019
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Socialist Realism
Trisha Low - Aug 13, 2019
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When Trisha Low moves west, her journey is motivated by the need to arrive "somewhere better"--someplace utopian, like revolution; or safe, like home; or even clarifying, like identity. Instead, she faces the end of her relationships, a family whose values she has difficulty sharing, and America's casual racism, sexism, and homophobia. In this book...
Darcie Wilder
Dec 27, 2019
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Washington Black
Esi Edugyan - Apr 09, 2019
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A dazzling adventure story about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world.George Washington Black, or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a natura...
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Dec 27, 2019
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A Terrible Country
A Novel
Keith Gessen - Jul 10, 2018
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A literary triumph about Russia, family, love, and loyalty--the first novel in ten years from a founding editor of n+1 and author of All the Sad Young Literary MenWhen Andrei Kaplan's older brother Dima insists that Andrei return to Moscow to care for their ailing grandmother, Andrei must take stock of his life in New York. His girlfriend has stopp...
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Dec 27, 2019
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Bullshit Jobs
A Theory
David Graeber - May 15, 2018
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From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences.Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After a ...
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Dec 27, 2019
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