Thot (Paperback)

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Thot (Paperback)


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Reckon, "Black Joy: 2022 Best of Books"

"Those of us who have been following her work for a while have known Reid would come flying out of the gates and, well, here is the emphatic proof."
--Laird Hunt, National Book Award finalist for Zorrie

Thot is a ground-breaking, fast paced, book length essay that experiments with poetry, dialogue, and memoir. At its epicenter are two competing forces. One is Chant 's upbringing in the splendor, density, rhythms, and madness of Bronx, NY, including the murder of Chante's neighbor, Deborah Danner, killed by a police officer during his break-in. The other is Reid's academic life at Brown University, where she is completing a critical thesis on Toni Morrison's book, Beloved. Its characters--Sethe, Denver, Margeret Garner--wind in and out of the conversation, as do the Medea and Narcissus of Greek myths. Thot is a thrilling cacophony, a highly original mix of genre and voice, sure to please readers in search of something startling and new.

Product Details ISBN: 9781956046113
ISBN-10: 1956046119
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 96
Language: English