Fiction books on interracial dating

The best reason to read this book is simply that it is fantastic: original, provocative, revelatory and bursting with life.” — Los Angeles Times “A multidimensional revelation...Delves deep into modern history and personal experience to yield, in calm yet prismatic phrases, urgent and deeply affecting insights into her times, which echo disturbingly today...

I lost myself in these stories with a sense of wrestling and delight, grateful for the crackles and surprises they continually delivered.” — Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams “These stories offer a sharp, clear, unsentimental vision of race in the sixties, the mingling of politics and desire, the search for place that will be both exotic and familiar to modern readers, richly historical and utterly recognizable.” — Katie Roiphe “[A] lost treasure...

this jewel of a book illuminates big timeless themes of familial ties and self-determination, group affinity and individualism, lovers and the power plays between them in a way that feels completely new.”.

The stories in this collection are often conversational and candid, as though the reader has been invited to have a chat with the narrator...

There are shades in the intimacy and urgency of Collins’ writing of Lorraine Hansberry and Zora Neale Hurston...

Offered here are acute and lucidly rendered narratives ...

With a quick but searing touch of the brush, Collins crosses racial, gender, and generational divides, and her readers will, too.” — Library Journal “These stories fill a gap in the literature, whether or not you knew a gap was there, and they speak to the present like a sharp-eyed worldly aunt who has seen it all before.” — Shelf Awareness “[Collins’] stories are intense meditations on love, heartbreak, youthful ennui, gender, and race...Collins’s writing has much in common with Grace Paley’s wry vignettes of New York intellectuals.Her voice is sharp and sophisticated but leavened by vulnerability and self-deprecation.” — Wall Street Journal “Fiercely honest and refreshingly candid.” — In Style “The writing is practically visceral; straightforward and crisp, leaving you wanting more and thinking about what you just read.” — Book Riot “Each one of these stories will take you somewhere deep and familiar, the kind of writing that makes the world around you fade away.” — Bustle “This previously unpublished collection of her stories will have many readers wishing they’d seen her work before... With a quick but searing touch of the brush, Collins crosses racial, gender, and generational divides, and her readers will, too.” — Library Journal “This previously unpublished collection of her stories will have many readers wishing they’d seen her work before.— Bliss Broyard “In this slim, devastating collection, Kathleen Collins writes of interracial America like no one before or since.This is a daringly complex vision of both blackness and whiteness by a writer who was utterly ahead of her time.” — Danzy Senna, author of Kathleen Collins writes with an immediacy and vividness that is exhilarating to read.I applaud its publication.” — Vivian Gornick, author of “It is a delightful literary discovery that the creator of the landmark film, ‘Losing Ground,’ also turned her hand to fiction.

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